Sou10e au 28istou - vegetable soup from Provence, the main thing in which is Pistu sauce, very similar to Italian pesto. But do not try to talk to the French about this and compare their soup with a minestrone: the people of Provence will never add pine nuts to their sauce.
Many French housewives believe that only fresh vegetables can be used for this soup - zucchini, green green beans, red and white beans (not necessarily dried), potatoes - and no meat. But in the mountainous areas of Provence, Pisto soup is sure to add pork shank or ham for a more rich taste and greater calorie content. Opinions also vary regarding pasta or small vermicelli.
But the main rule for all is one: pistu sauce is made from basil greens, garlic and olive oil, sometimes adding cheese and never pine nuts.
Vegetable soup from French Provence, which got its name in honor of the sauce of the same name, very similar to pesto.
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When the beans are ready, remove it from the heat and set aside without draining the water.
Pour still two liters of water, bring the soup to a boil and cook for several minutes until the pasta is ready.