Romanian Green Bean Soup with Paprika
This is my grandfather's original Romanian recipe for a green bean soup. It is light, delicious and full of paprika flavor.
fresh or frozen
of vegetable broth
sprigs of fresh lovage or 2 tsp/0,125 cups dried lovage
bunch fresh parsley
only the leaves, chopped finely
If you’re using fresh green beans, wash them, trim and discard the ends, and chop the green beans into bite-size pieces.
Peel the onion and chop it. Cook it with the oil until translucent.
Peel the garlic cloves, chop them finely, and add them to the onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the ground paprika and the green beans, cook for a couple of minutes, stirring often, until the paprika starts to smell nice.
Add the vegetable broth and the lovage. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and cook over low heat with the lid on until the green beans are tender (about 10-15 minutes).
Turn off the heat and stir in the parsley and the dill. Taste test and add salt and pepper if needed.