This traditional Greek soup (fasolada) is often referred to as the national dish of Greece and is made using a simple combination of vegetables, tomato paste and stock, with the enriching addition of cannellini beans and a dash of chilli powder.
Ribollita (meaning “reboiled”) is an Italian peasant soup traditionally thrown together with leftovers then recooked for a few days in a row. Packed with goodness, it gains flavour with every boil! Listen to the audio recipe.
Beans are one of the staples of Mexican cuisine and they come in dozens of varieties. The simple recipe of cooking them gently with onion and an aromatic herb is perhaps the most common method of preparation for any and all beans in Mexico.