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Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: appetizers, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 persons
Author: Mélanie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of carrots diced
  • 3 cups of navy beans
  • 3 cups of sweet snap peas
  • 3 cups of green beans
  • 1 cup of potatoes diced
  • 1 cup of pasta shell or macaroni shape
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 cup packed of basil leaves
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup of olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large pot, put the carrot, navy beans, sweet snap peas and green beans. Add the salt. Fill with water to the top. Bring it to a simmer and leave for an hour.
  • Meanwhile, peel the garlic, wash the basil leaves and place it in the food processor along with the tomatoes and the olive oil. Set aside, you have your pistou.
  • Add the potatoes. Cook for 15 minutes. Then, add the pastas and cooked as required on the package.
  • Now, add your pistou and stir. Your soup is ready, you can add some shredded emmental on top after serving.

Notes

At the beginning of the recipe, you can cook some bacon and add it to the 3 beans in the pot. It will add some flavor. Some versions of the Pistou soup can include some zucchinis. It is a great addition, you can add 2 or 3 diced at the same time than the potatoes.
 
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