This is a simple and extremely popular dish - some people say that this, in fact, is the real Greek national dish! It's very easy to prepare, the only time-consuming part is soaking the beans overnight. nd it's tasty and nutritious, ideally eaten with fresh bread and olives.
½ kg haricot beans
1 large onion grated
2 carrots diced
1 tablespoons roughly chopped celery leaves
1 red hot chilli pepper
½ tablespoon tomato paste
150 ml slightly concentrated tomato juice
150 ml olive oil
Salt and pepper
Soak the beans overnight.
The next day put the beans in a deep pan with enough water to cover them.
Boil them, but before they come to the boil remove with a wooden spoon the froth that comes up to the surface.
After they come to the boil simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove the beans and drain them in a colander.
Put them back in the pan and add enough boiled water to cover them. (about 2 fingers above the surface of the beans)
Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour or more – until the beans are tender.
Eat and Enjoy!