Pistou Recipe

July 23, 2012 0 Comments

French Pistou Recipe

Pistou Sauce with a French Twist

This is the French version of Italy’s pesto that is traditionally served with the the southern French classic Soupe au Pistou but makes a great sauce/condiment for pasta, fish, chicken, vegetable, and soup dishes.

Pistou Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: about 1 cup

Pistou Recipe


2 tomatoes - peeled and seeded

4 garlic cloves - peeled

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt - to taste

1 cup packed basil leaves

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

How To Prepare At Home

Peel and seed the tomatoes. Peel the garlic. Grate the cheese.

Combine the garlic, oil, and a pinch of salt in a food processor and process until the garlic is finely chopped.

Add the basil and peeled tomatoes and process until smooth.

Pulse in the cheese and taste for seasoning.

Last modified on Tue 16 December 2014 3:12 pm

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