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Pistou soup is a 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.
leek onion carrots zucchini celery stalks extra virgin olive oil basil pistou/pesto grain free pasta bay leaf thyme salt to taste
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).
How to Make Pistou
1. Peel and dice the onion and make it sweat on medium heat in the olive oil in a Dutch oven. 2. In the meantime, peel and slice the carrots. Wash the leek, celery stalks and zucchini carefully. Cut all the vegetables into bite size. Transfer them to the French oven along with the thyme, bay leaf and pinch of salt. Pour the water (or broth) on the whole thing. Cover the French oven. 3. Let it cook for about 30 minutes. 4. Add the optional red beans and noodles. Let the noodles cook according to instructions written on the package, probably around 5 to 10 minutes
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