French vegetable soup from Provence, loaded with vegetables and a generous dollop of fresh basil puree.

Soupe au pistou

French vegetable soup from Provence, loaded with vegetables and a generous dollop of fresh basil puree.

Pistou Soup

Pistou Soup

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.

Vegetable Soup au Pistou

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 | 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.

Pistou soup

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.

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