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This is SOOOO good and easy to make. I prefer to use a pressure cooker and more veggies, including diced tomatoes rather than paste. I make the dish all the time! Of course I learned it from my mom and I also grew up eating it. We always had it with lemon juice squeezed on it in the plate. As with all recipes, I make my own personal modifications. One is to add the olive oil AFTER everything is cooked. This helps retain the delicious taste and good nutrition of the oil. Another modification comes from my Canadian (of Scottish descent) girlfriend. You add crispy fried bacon broken into pieces, also in the plate.

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Fusion Boy September 02, 2005

I really, really enjoyed this. I added lemon juice at the end and it was perfect.

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LizzyQ December 05, 2009

I am spoiled when it comes to Greek cuisine as my mother-in-law is Greek and was a chef in a restaurant years ago and this recipe was exactly the same as hers.

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peekaboo August 09, 2008

This is a great recipe and so easy and so diet friendly. My husband loves it. I followed the recipe and made no changes or additions. Will make this for years to come.

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JCC January 25, 2008

Very easy to make and delicious. YOu should use a good tomato sauce, because it will give the Fasolatha here the fruity flavours. At the end I added a dash lemon juice. Make more than you need, the leftovers are great the next day and the soup freezes well. You should serve it with some salty side dishes as suggested in the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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Thorsten September 04, 2006

My Mom made this when I was young but was not of greek descent and I now order this when ever possible when I visit my favorite Greek restaurant in Chicago called the Parthenon where I saw the Frugal Gourmet eating once. I always wished to ask for this recipe but it isn't something I like to do at a restaurant and now I finnally have it and I found it here at Recipezaar. OPAH !

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Brentster November 26, 2001

This was good. I don't know how Greek this was, as I'm not familiar wiht Greek food. I couldn't bring myself to add a whole cup of olive oil, so I just used 1/4 cup. And I didn't use celery. I added McCormick's Lemon & Herb Seasoning (2 tsp) at the end of cooking. It tasted better as I added more to my individual serving. Next time I will try 3 or 4 tsp.

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Blessed*One September 20, 2008

I sauté the vegetable first in olive oil and at the end add lemon ..delicious

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Mihaela T. December 06, 2013
Fasolatha (Greek Bean Soup)