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    I love this soup on a cold winter day. It tastes like summer.

    Pistou soup (from Provence)
    Serves 8

    Ingredients

    Soup
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    3 leeks (white and pale-green parts only), thinly sliced
    3 medium garlic cloves, minced
    Salt and black pepper
    1 large can (48 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
    1 can (15.5-19 ounces) white or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
    1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
    2 medium zucchini, quartered length-wise and sliced
    1 medium yellow squash, quartered
    1 dried bay leaf
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
    1/2 pound green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)

    Pistou
    3 medium garlic cloves, halved
    3 cups packed fresh basil leaves (2.5 ounces from 2 medium bunches)
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    5 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Instructions
    Warm oil in large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add leeks; cook about 3 minutes, until softened, stirring. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in next 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, uncovered. Add green beans to pot; simmer 6 to 8 minutes longer, until tender. Meanwhile, make pistou: In blender or food processor, process garlic until finely chopped. Add basil and salt; process until basil is finely chopped. Scrape down sides of bowl. With machine running, gradually pour in oil. Add cheese; process to blend. Ladle hot soup into serving bowls. Swirl 1 tablespoon pistou into each bowl.

    Nutritional Information:
    159 calories
    12 g total fat (3 g sat)
    5 mg cholesterol
    8 g carbohydrate
    7 g protein
    1 g fiber
    377 mg sodium

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    Sounds great-thanks!

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    ^^You're welcome. For some reason I've been craving this lately, but won't make it until all the turkey is gone. I see turkey soup in my future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    ^^You're welcome. For some reason I've been craving this lately, but won't make it until all the turkey is gone. I see turkey soup in my future.
    Do you think PP would notice that it wasn't vegan if I used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth? I LOVE turkey soup but ate it for ages last year. With that those huge bones I couldn't pretend it was vegan. We go out for Thanksgiving dinner since it is just us and I brought THREE carcasses back for soup last year. Even when I made dinner at home, TOFURKEY doesn't make a good soup.

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