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Basilic ou Pistou

Soupe au Pistou

The "Pistou"' in question is Basil.
The soup of Provence, perfumed
and rich in flavour, very filling...
Forsee something light for the following course... !

Market for 6 persons
  • 300g. green beans
  • 500g.of red and white coco beans
  • 600g. of courgettes (environ 3)
  • 1 leak, 1 good sized tomato
  • 300g.carrots
  • 300g. potatoes (about 3)
  • 100g. pasta, grated cheese
    Pistou :
  • 1 bouquet of basil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 15 cl olive oil
  • parmesan

  • Bring to the boil 2 litres of salted water adding the vegetables when they are ready respecting their cooking times:

  • Pod and wash the coco beans and put them in a pan

  • Wash and prepare the green beans

  • Cut and dice them and put them in the pan

  • Wash, peel and dice the carrots and put them in the pan

  • The same for the potatoes

  • Wash cut and dice the courgettes(without peeling them)

  • Wash cut and dice the leak

  • Peel and pip the tomatoes

  • Cut and dice them

  • Put everything in the pan

  • Cover and simmer for 1 hour

  • Meanwhile, prepare the pistou:

  • Crush the basil the 3 garlic cloves with 15cl of olive oil

  • Add a little parmesan

  • Save

  • When the soup has cooked for an hour, add 100 grms of pasta and cook for another 15 mins, stirring once in a while

  • Take the pan off the heat and add the "pistou"'. Stir well.

  • Serve hot with grated cheese.

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