BEAN SOUP, or “Fasolada”, is a favorite Greek dish. It is served with a slice of bread and either some feta cheese or olives or salted herring. 4 servings: 8,5oz or 250gr dry white beans 2 red onions 2 carrots 1 bunch of celery leaves 1 red pepper (optional) 2 ripe tomatoes or 3 tablespoons of tomato paste 6 tablespoons of Olive Myth extra virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon of sea salt and black pepper Soak the beans in a pot from the night before.
The morning after, change the water and boil the beans. When half-boiled, strain the beans, put them back in the pot and add 4 glasses of cold water, the vegetables, black pepper and tomato paste. Once the beans have boiled, add the Olive Myth extra virgin olive oil and salt.
CHICKEN WITH LEMON JUICE or “lemonato” and olive oil is a very tasty traditional plate in Greece. It is quite a light meal with low fat content. Suggested for diet in case of diabetes and cholesterol problems. Usually served with a piece of feta cheese and green salad.
1 kg chicken – skinned
4 tablespoons of Olive Myth extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves of garlic – minced
½ tablespoon mustard
2 bay leaves
2 lemons or 4oz (120ml) lemon juice
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon sea salt and black pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon vinegar
Thoroughly wash the chicken with water and vinegar. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Put the pot on the stove. Once the water has warmed up place the chicken in the pot. Sauté for a few minutes and add Olive Myth extra virgin olive oil. Wait until chicken has browned on both sides. Add the rest of the ingredients, reduce the heat and let it boil for another half hour.