Soupe au pistou

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The desired result is more like a soft vegetable stew than a soup. Mash a few of the beans into the liquid to thicken.

Soupe au pistou
Photo: Marina Oliphant

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 leeks, finely sliced
  • 200g carrots, roughly diced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely sliced
  • 200g potatoes, roughly diced
  • 2 zucchini, sliced and halved
  • 750ml vegetable stock or boiling water
  • 100g fine green beans, sliced
  • 100g podded broad beans
  • 400g canned white beans, drained
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 100g peas
  • 4 dsp pesto
  • extra virgin olive oil for serving
  • basil leaves for serving
  • parmesan for grating
  • ¬†

Method

Heat the olive oil in a fry pan and sweat the leeks, carrots and celery over gentle heat until the leeks soften. Add the potato and zucchini and sweat for 5 minutes.

Add the vegetable stock or water, and bring to a simmer. Add the green beans, broad beans and white beans and simmer for 15 minutes.

Season well, add the tomatoes and peas and simmer for 5 minutes or until all is tender. Place a tablespoon of pesto in each shallow soup bowl and spoon on the pistou, stirring gently to distribute. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, scatter with basil leaves and parmesan and serve hot.

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