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Pistou Soup


Serves: 10

    3 litres vegetable broth
    2 cups (500ml) water
    2 cups fresh green beans - rinsed, trimmed, and snapped into bite-size pieces
    4 zucchini, cut into small cubes
    3 medium carrots, cut into bite size pieces
    4 medium potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
    1 bunch Italian basil, leaves picked from stems
    10 cloves garlic, minced
    3 large tomatoes, chopped
    1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 (400g) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    1 (400g) can white beans, drained and rinsed
    1 (400g) can diced tomatoes
    1 (230g) package spaghetti, broken into 5cm pieces
    1/2 cup (60g) shredded Gruyere cheese
    1/2 cup (40g) grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation method:

Prep: 15 mins    | Cook: 1 hour

1. Bring the vegetable broth and water to a boil in a large pot. Stir in the green beans, zucchini, carrots, and potatoes. Return to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 45 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, prepare the pistou by processing the basil leaves, garlic, tomatoes, olive oil, and salt together in a food processor until finely chopped; set aside.

3. Stir the kidney beans, white beans, canned diced tomatoes, and spaghetti into the soup and return to a simmer. Cook until the spaghetti is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove the soup from the heat and stir in the pistou. Sprinkle with Gruyere cheese and Parmesan cheese to serve.