19 Reviews

This was great!!! I took Mirjam's lead and substituted veggie broth for the chicken broth. When I ran out of feta cheese [the next day], I substituted parmesean, and it was equally as wonderful!! Thank you for an easy, quick, nutritious and delicious soup, it really hit the spot!!!

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Leah K. April 22, 2002

Simply superb! This was part of last night's dinner, and I brought the leftovers in for lunch, had to beat my co-workers off with a stick! I subbed veggie broth for the chicken broth to make it vegetarian, and added double the amount of feta cheese (the recipe calls for 1/4 for 4 people, I upped it to 1/2 a cup). Thanks Lorac, this a new one for my repetoire!

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Mirj April 08, 2002

This was great! My husband is sometimes very leery of 'unusual' things I make, and although this is unique (not unusual) he LOVED it and thought it was great! I also used the vegetable stock as an alternative. Superb!

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Evan's Mommy June 14, 2002

Outstanding soup, Carol. I made it for me and the husband to take to work for lunch. He is a big fan of your recipes by the way. ;) The seasonings were perfect and in good proportion. I would change absolutely nothing about this recipe. Very hearty, healthy, and filling. Thanks.

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ratherbeswimmin' May 11, 2003

This couldn't be better. I didn't make a single change and it came out perfectly.

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Vicki in AZ January 10, 2004

I work at a greek restaurant and was planning on taking some in for the owner to try but there wasn't any leftovers! I guess he'll have to wait until the next time I make it which will be soon. Great soup. Thank you Lorac!

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pgserver6 December 30, 2003

A very tasty & hearty soup! I used half a can of navy beans & half a can of black eyed peas (leftover from another recipe) with a can of black beans from the pantry. I didn't have any feta & didn't add the tomatoes - so I guess it wasn't really Greek!! Thanx Lorac!

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CountryLady September 14, 2003

Can't wait to have this again. I made the soup as listed (cannellini beans) and served with toasted whole wheat pita and butter as suggested. They paired very well. This has such a strong lemon flavor. I thought it was perfect. My children thought it was too much lemon. Next time half the lemon will go in the soup and the other half will be on the side. That way everyone can tailor their own flavor. That being shared, there weren't any leftovers and I highly recommend this one.

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SonnyHavens February 22, 2015

This was soooooooooooo good!!! Filling and it was only veggies! My DH thought he was eating greek chicken with how good the flavor was. I used veggie broth instead of chicken. I did up the amount of veggies and we don't like cabbage but I am so glad we added it in. It was the best veggie in the soup. So filling. Great for a cold winter night. The lemon added a brightness and I loved the feta in there. My picky 5 yr old asked for seconds and drank her bowl clean. We will so be making this again!! Thanks for an awesome recipe!!!!!

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Everything Sweet January 22, 2013

5 stars with the lemon juice added just before serving. Do not leave it out it adds a nice freshness. I substituted a lot in this because I was using what I had on hand. I had pre-cooked small red beans the day before so that is what I used. Next time I want to try white beans as I think it will be even better with them. I didn't have any cabbage and I had some cauliflour so I used that but next time I will use cabbage. I replaced the dried oregano with marjoram as I have read that is a substitute for oregano and I didn't have any. I used freshly ground black pepper instead of white. I mixed in a 1/2 cup homemade tomato sauce which did have some additional garlic (I saw Fasolatha (Greek Bean Soup) uses sauce). I added a couple extra tbs olive oil. and garnished with fresh parsley. I would make this again.

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UmmBinat April 20, 2009
Greek Bean Soup