Soupe au pistou is the Provençal version of minestrone. And like its Italian cousin, it looks (and tastes) like an entire vegetable patch landed in your bowl! Indeed, there are very few dishes with such exuberant aromas and colors – every spoonful infused with the flavors of the sun-drenched Provençal country side.
This is the perfect dish to make at the end of summer or early fall, when the days are still warm but the nights are cool. Plus, it’s the time of the year when summer veggies are at their peak! The rich vegetable soup is made even more luxurious with a spoonful of a fragrant pistou (a basil sauce similar to pesto, but without the nuts and the cheese) and a sprinkle of two pungent cheeses.
So satisfying is this soup that you can easily make a meal out of it. Bon appétit!
Enjoy this bite-sized demo!
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