Provençal Vegetable Soup with Garlic-Basil Paste (Soupe au Pistou)

Soupe au Pistou (Provençal Vegetable Soup with Pistou)

Pistou, the Provençal cousin of pesto, is stirred into this summer vegetable soup just before serving. See the recipe for Soupe au Pistou »Todd Coleman

Pistou, the Provençal cousin of pesto, is stirred into this summer vegetable soup just before serving. This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR issue #140, along with Laura Schenone's story Glorious Pesto. To make this recipe vegetarian: omit the pancetta and substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock.

Pairing Note: L'Esprit de Sainte Marguerite 2010, a grenache-syrah rose from Cotes de Provence, has a dry finish that pairs well with this summer soup.