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Posted on 14 January 2011 by

Soup au Pistou

soupe_au_pistouBy David Harbilas

This traditional French soup does not normally feature tomatoes, at least not in a prominent way.

The method my father used to make it, however, relied heavily on tomatoes, both in the base and the garnish.

The French use a simple basil pesto as a garnish to the soup, where my father used to make a similar type of paste with basil and tomato paste.

Here, I opt for a sun-dried tomato pesto, as it isn’t quite as bitter as a tomato paste.

Makes about ½ gallon of soup

  • 1 can of plum tomatoes
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 can of cannellini beans
  • ½ cup white wine Read the rest of this entry »

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