soupe au pistou
Pronunciation: [soop oh pees-TOO]
A French vegetable soup (similar to an Italian minestrone) made with green beans, white beans, onions, potatoes, tomatoes and vermicelli. It's seasoned with pistou, a mixture of crushed basil, garlic and olive oil.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.