Originally from Provence, the soup is meant to use the lovely vegetables of the season, and is crowned with a spoonful of pistou in the middle of each bowl, which guests are encouraged to swirl in themselves.
Soupe au pistou is a French vegetable soup similar to the Italian version of minestrone. This is a crowd-pleasing hearty vegetable soup loaded with summer vegetables like zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes, potatoes, beans, herbs and a rich chicken st
So what is Pistou Soup or Soup au Pistou? First, pistou: it originated in France and is a is a mixture of garlic, fresh basil and olive oil. Sounds simple but it's magic! It transforms ordinary vegetable soup into something you'll crave year round.