Pistou Soup Recipe

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Pistou Soup

Mary Boteilho


Delicious and hearty

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
1 Hr


1 cup onion, diced
1 leek cut into 1/2 inch pieces (white part only). be sure and wash thououghly.
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups fresh green beans, washed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups red potatoes, washed and diced
1 can of chopped tomatoes
6 cups beef stock
1/2 cup spaghetti, broken into 1" pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons crushed basil
1/2 teaspoon crushed thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
2 egg yolks - lightly beaten
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


1In a large stock pot with cover, saute the onions and leek in the butter, about 5 minutes. Add the diced green beans, diced red potatoes, canned tomatoes and beef stock. Cover and simmer, gently, for 30 minutes.
2After the 30 minutes, add salt and pepper and broken spaghetti. Cover and cook for 15 minutes longer.
3During the 15 minutes while the spaghetti is cooking, prepare the tomato paste mixture. In a bowl, mash the garlic. Add the basil, thyme and sage to the garlic. In a separate bowl, add egg yolks and lightly beat. Gradually add the olive oil, tomato paste and cheese to the egg mixture. Combine the garlic and seasonings to the tomato paste mixture.
4When the 15 minutes are up from step # 2, add just a little soup (1-2 ladles)into the tomato paste mixture. Stir completely. You will now gradually stir the tomato paste mixture, into your large stock pot. Stir, cover and simmer another 5 minutes.
5Serve with your favorite Italian bread and you may want to add more cheese on top of the soup. Delicious.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup