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Easy And Healthy Soupe Au Pistou

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Ingredients
  Green beans 8 Ounce, sliced (250 Grams)
  Haricot beans 8 Ounce (250 Grams, Fresh / Dried)
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Courgettes 3 , sliced
  Potatoes 4 , diced
  Tomatoes 4 , skinned, deseeded and chopped
  Hot water 3 1⁄2 Pint (2 Liters)
  Shell pasta 8 Ounce (250 Grams)
For the pistou
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), peeled
  Fresh basil leaves 20
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 8 Ounce (250 Grams)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a saucepan bring beans, onion, courgettes, potatoes and the chopped tomatoes retaining a few and to a boil and simmer over low heat for about 45 minutes.
2. For making the pistou, in a motor add garlic, basil leaves and the remaining tomatoes and crush with a pestle and keep aside.
3. To it add olive oil, Parmesan, salt and pepper and smoothen the paste.
4. To the saucepan with the simmered vegetables add pasta and cook over low heat for more 15-20 minutes.

SERVING
5. To serve stir in half pasta to the soup and ladle it into separate bowls with a topping of grated cheese and pistou.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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