Barefoot Contessa's Pistou

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This delicious pistou is actually taken from a Provencal Vegetable Soup recipe by the Barefoot Contessa. The pistou is meant to be added to the soup just before serving. While a wonderful addition for the soup, it was hard to keep my DH from eating all the pistou on crusty Italian bread! Now it is requested on a regular basis and tastes great with bread, crackers, or even raw veggies. You can even toss it with hot pasta. It's a little garlicky tho, so you may want to cut back on the garlic if you don't want it that strong.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the garlic, tomato paste, basil, and Parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and puree.
  2. With the motor running, slowly pour the olive oil down the feed tube to make a paste.
  3. Pack into a container, pour a film of olive oil on top, and close the lid.
  4. Can also be whirled in a blender.


Most Helpful

I made this tonight to go with Recipe#233038. I've never had pistou before so didn't know whether I'd like it. Well, the verdict's in. I love it. It's delicious!

Dreamer in Ontario April 02, 2008

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