Cretan Legume Mix


  • 300gr Legumes of Crete
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 leeks
  • 2 carrots
  • 5 fresh onions
  • 1/2 bunch celery
  • 2 cups olive oil


Soak the legumes overnight, boil them in 2 liters of water for one and now time. We skim regularly. Top up if you need lukewarm water. Chop the fresh and dried onions, leeks and celery pieces, carrots in thin slices and add them to the pot. Lower the heat a little to boil the soup for another 40 minutes. In the last 20 minutes add the oil, salt, pepper, and leave the soup to achieve a gruel texture. Serve on plates adding lemon juice and grated cardamom.

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