Monastery Style Bean Soup

Total time: 1 hour

200 gr white beans
2-3 carrots sliced
1/2 a celery
1 onion,
1-2 tomatoes grated
1-2 peppers
1-2 chillies (peppers, by choice)
olive oil


Finely chop carrots, onion and celery

Soak the beans in cold water for 3-4 hours, drain and pour fresh water.

Boil beans  pot together with oil, finely chopped carrots, onion and celery. 

The sliced peppers and the grated tomatoes are added later when the beans have turned tender.

Salt and boil for another 15-20 min. Serve sprinkled with finely chopped parsley.

Monastrika Corba (Monastery-style Vegetable Soup) is a traditional Bulgarian recipe for a classic mixed vegetable and bean soup flavoured with bacon and chillies in a chiken stock. The full recipe is presented here and I hope you enjoy this classic Bulgarian version of: Monastery-style Vegetable Soup (Monastrika Corba).

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Serve with crusty toasted bread drizzled with 1 tbsp oil