Soupe Au Pistou

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by dicentra

This is from 365 Ways to Cook Vegetarian. “Soupe au Pistou is the French counter part to Italian minestrone. Pistou is the French version of pesto. Here, a spoonful of the condiment is place at the bottom of each soup bowl to enhance the flavor of the broth. Serve this with plenty of warm, crusty bread and a green salad.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stockpot, combine broth, undrained beans, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, carrots, onion, turnips, basil and thyme. Cook, covered, over medium heat until all vegetables are tender, 40-50 minutes.
  2. Add undrained corn, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 5 minutes longer.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan filled with lightly salted boiling water, cook vermicelli until tender but still firm, 4-5 minutes; drain.
  4. Add pasta to soup pot and heat through, 1-2 minutes.
  5. To serve, place a dollop of pesto in bottom of each bowl. Ladle on hot soup. Serve with cheese on the side.

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