Pistou soup is another traditional French recipe from the Southern region called Provence. This vegetable soup is at the same time healthy and comforting, which in my opinion, makes it the perfect soup.
What is Pistou?
Pistou (pronounced peestoo) is the French version of the famous Italian sauce called Pesto. Pistou and pesto are two pretty similar sauces (well Provence and Italy are very close). The French traditional pistou differs slightly from the Italian pesto: it has no pine nuts and no parmesan (which is an italian cheese).
Well, due to the basil and zucchini used in this recipe, it is a summer recipe. Although autumn has started to kick in France, I still have quite a lot of fresh basil on my balcony and zucchini are still growing in gardens and being sold at the market. So I really wanted to share this recipe with you before the end of the basil and zucchini season.
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