Cooking Israel

Israeli White Bean Soup

Tags: Rosh Hashanah, Holidays, Food

Marak Shuit Bean Soup - מרק שועעית

image

Photo by Yehudah Solomon

Ingredients:

6 cups broth or water
2-3 cups white beans (black eyed work great too!) 
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 stalks celery, diced
3 carrots, diced
1 potato, small cubes
6 oz. tomato puree
1 can crushed tomatoes
3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped or minced, as preferred
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp. thyme, dried or fresh
1 T paprika (sweet or spicy, as preferred)
2 bay leaves 
1tsp. brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (or cilantro if preferred)
Pita bread

Preparation:

If using dried beans:
1) Let beans soak overnight in 6-8 cups water.
2) Drain and rinse well.
3) To soften, in a large pot, cook beans on medium-low heat in 6 cups of water for 2-3 hrs.

If using canned beans:
Drain liquid and add to sautéed vegetables.

4) In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
5) Add onion and sauté until transparent but not brown.
6) Add celery, carrot and potato and 1/2 cup water.
7) Place sauteed vegetables in a good sized pot. 
8) Add beans, crushed tomato, tomato puree, and garlic.
9) Add broth/water, garlic, cumin, thyme, paprika, bay leaves, sugar, salt, pepper, and parsley.
10) Bring soup to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally.
11) Reduce heat, cover kettle, and simmer for 1 hour or longer if beans need it. 
12) Serve hot with pita bread (or pita chips!)

Optional: 
You can add chunks of beef, shredded chicken, or any additional vegetable you want to this delicious taste of Israel!

B'teavon and Chag Sameach!

 

image


Add some tastes of Israel to your traditional Chagim menu with the Cooking Israel Chagim Cookbook!

Enjoy this incredible collection of personal favorites from Israel Forever!

➥ Back to Cooking@IsraelForever ➥

Tags: Rosh Hashanah, Holidays, Food


Comment on Facebook

Leave a comment on Israel Forever

You Type You See
*italics* italics
**bold** bold
[ask google](http://google.com) ask google
+ item 1
+ item 2
+ item 3
  • item 1
  • item 2
  • item 3
> a really cool quote from a nice person
a really cool quote from a nice person

* Required information

Preview

VCI

Stay Connected

Follow us on:

Join Israel Forever

Contribute

Your tax-deductible contribution enables us to develop unique programs toward building understanding, respect, pride and involvement with Israel.

Contribute Today

Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Site Map

Copyright © 2017 · The Israel Forever Foundation
1146 19th Street NW · Fifth Floor · Washington, DC 20036

Powered by ARCOS Design by Plus Three