Barefoot Contessa's Pistou

“This delicious pistou is actually taken from a Provencal Vegetable Soup recipe by the Barefoot Contessa. The pistou is meant to be added to the soup just before serving. While a wonderful addition for the soup, it was hard to keep my DH from eating all the pistou on crusty Italian bread! Now it is requested on a regular basis and tastes great with bread, crackers, or even raw veggies. You can even toss it with hot pasta. It's a little garlicky tho, so you may want to cut back on the garlic if you don't want it that strong.”
1 cup

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the garlic, tomato paste, basil, and Parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and puree.
  2. With the motor running, slowly pour the olive oil down the feed tube to make a paste.
  3. Pack into a container, pour a film of olive oil on top, and close the lid.
  4. Can also be whirled in a blender.

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