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.

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