Monterey Bay Spice Company

Bulk Herbs & Spices

[ Recipe: Soup au Pistou ] ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Co
soup au pistou

This traditional soup hails from Provence, a region of southeastern France abundant in fields of lavender, wineries and olive groves, and is an example of why you should never discard the rind from a wedge of Parmesan cheese! Note: Even though this is a weekday version on the classic, don’t substitute prepared pesto in this recipe.

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 anchovy fillets
1 wedge of Parmesan rind (or ¼ cup shaved parmesan)
2 leeks (white and green part only), washed and thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 small yellow squash, sliced into 1-inch rounds
1 small zucchini, sliced into 1-inch rounds
1 can San Marzano tomatoes
Salt and pepper
6 cups vegetable broth
2 cans Great Northern beans, drained

1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
2 cloves peeled garlic
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven until shimmering. Add anchovies and cook until dissolved while stirring. Add leek slices and cook until softened. Add the shallots, garlic, squash, zucchini and cook another 3-4 minutes, or until vegetables soften. Season with salt and pepper.

Stir in tomatoes and broth. Add Parmesan rind (or shaved Parmesan). Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through. If using rind, remove from soup after simmering. Meanwhile, make the pistou.

For the Pistou: Place basil leaves, garlic, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until a thin paste forms.

Divide soup among bowls. Top with a drizzle of pistou and additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Discover more information about
Simple One Pot Meals
in the archived edition of our Nov 2017 email.
Or get more recipe ideas/inspiration from our
Pinterest Board - [ one pot, one pan, one skillet, one crock meals ]

Welcome to the Monterey Bay Spice Company @

Bulk Herbs & Spices

Monterey Bay Spice Company has been delivering premium bulk herb botanicals, spices, teas, seasonings and much more for twenty years.

Farm Fresh Goods

Most all of our botanicals are sourced directly from the farmers and growers — this allows us to provide you with premium products at competitive prices

Co-Packing & Private Label

In addition our blending and milling services allow us to provide full-service co-packing solutions and private label contract packaging services to companies of all sizes

© 2019 Monterey Bay Spice Company, Inc.

Your Shopping Bag is Empty