So what is Pistou Soup or Soup au Pistou? First, pistou: it originated in France and is a is a mixture of garlic, fresh basil and olive oil. Sounds simple but it's magic! It transforms ordinary vegetable soup into something you'll crave year round.
Pistou Soup: Provence recipe | Avignon et Provence
Soupe au pistou is a French vegetable soup similar to the Italian version of minestrone. This is a crowd-pleasing hearty vegetable soup that's loaded with vegetables simmered in a rich chicken stock. A heaping dollop of pesto (pistou) is stirred in at the end. @theharvestkitchen.com
Pistou soup | A light, spicy twist on a traditional summer vegetable soup. French “pistou” is a distant relative of the Italian pesto, but my version reflects the Vietnamese influence on modern French food.