Pistou Provencal (South of France vegetable soup)- Hearty, delicious, simple!

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Stacia Osborn

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@tikitacky

LOVE this soup! With a loaf of fresh bread it is a really filling (and fulfilling) meal! It makes you want to eat soup for dinner more often!

This is a guaranteed success recipe! And best of all you probably have the majority of the items on hand!

I have this written down in my recipes, but couldn't say where I got it from.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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3 Tbsp
olive oil
1
onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove
garlic, peeled and crushed
1
leek, trimmed and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
2
celery stalks, trimmed and chopped
8 oz
carrots, scraped and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
1 can(s)
garbanzo beans/chickpeas (standard 14 oz can)
5 c
vegetable stock (home made or store bought)
4
tomatoes, skinned and chopped
1
zucchini, trimmed and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 c
small pasta shapes of your choice (mini shells are my fave!)
1/4 c
pesto (home made or a quality store bought)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
shredded parmesan cheese (vegans, use nutritional yeast on top instead of parmesan)

How to Make Pistou Provencal (South of France vegetable soup)- Hearty, delicious, simple!

Step-by-Step

  • 1HELPFUL TIP: Drop the tomatoes in a pot of boiling water for 10 seconds, take them out with a slotted spoon and the skin will come right off.
  • 2Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Drop the onion, garlic, leek, celery and carrots in. Give them a quick stir; cover the pan and cook gently for about 15 minutes (until the veggies start to get soft).
  • 3Add the chickpeas (undrained) and the vegetable stock. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer and cook for another 20 minutes.
  • 4Add the tomatoes and zucchini, bring soup back to a boil, and then lower to a simmer and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • 5Add the pasta and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  • 6Add the pesto sauce. (And salt and pepper to taste)
  • 7Serve topped with a heaping spoonful of fresh (not powdered stuff in a green jar!) parmesan cheese.

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About Pistou Provencal (South of France vegetable soup)- Hearty, delicious, simple!

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free
Other Tag: Healthy




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