Serves 6-8

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans


1/2kg medium beans

1 cup organic extra virgin olive oil

1 tin tomatoes

1-2 fresh tomatoes

1 onion

2 carrots

2 celery sticks

Unrefined sea salt

Black pepper


Soak the beans overnight in water and a small teaspoon baking soda. The next day remove the beans from the water and give them a rinse and place them in a big pot.

Put the fresh tomatoes and the onion in the blender and blend them well. Add them in the pot along with the tinned tomatoes,  sliced carrots, celery and olive oil. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring to boil and allow to cook for about an hour, depending on how quickly the beans soften.