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Pistou Recipe


This easy pistou recipe makes the universal basil sauce garnish that is so popular for soups, pasta dishes, and even salad. Use this zippy pesto sauce recipe next time you make roasted vegetables to give the finished dish a special kick.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 8 to 10 servings


  • 4 ounces fresh basil
  • 6 small cloves garlic, each cut into quarters
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


How to make the pistou:

Blend the basil, garlic, cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a food processor until it forms a smooth paste. Alternately, pound the ingredients using a mortar and pestle.

This soupe au pistou recipe makes 8 to 10 servings.

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