Bean soup (santa maria)

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Dried beans, soaked
1 Onion, chopped
2 Carrots, peeled & sliced
1 Celery stick, sliced
2 Tomatoes, chopped
½ cup Olive oil
Bay leaves
1 teaspoon Salt
1 pinch Pepper
1 teaspoon Cumin
3 pints Stock

Cook the soaked beans in fresh water for 10 minutes. Drain.

In a soup pot, heat the oil & gently fry the onion. Add the rest of the vegetables & the seasonings. Stir well & add the beans. Ensure that all the vegetables are covered with oil & pour in the stock.

Allow to simmer till the beans are cooked & the vegetables are tender.

Jack Santa Maria, "Greek Vegetarian Cookery"

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