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Pistou soup

Pistou soup

This fresh, flavoursome soup is based on a classic Provencal recipe and is packed with sunny Mediterranean flavours.

Soup is wonderful when you can’t face a heavy meal – and because this bowlful is brimming with green vegetables and herbs, it will provide essential fibre and vitamins to boost your immunity and gut health. You can use store-bought or homemade Nourish pesto; click here for the recipe.

Serves 4-6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


For the soup

  • 100g onions, finely chopped
  • 20g garlic, finely chopped
  • 200g carrots, diced
  • 200g celery, diced
  • 200g leeks, diced
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 2 litres vegetable stock
  • salt and freshly ground
  • black pepper, to taste
  • poached eggs, to serve (optional)

For the garnish

  • 100g pesto
  • 100g peas
  • 100g shelled broad beans
  • 50g sundried tomatoes, chopped


Sauté the onion and garlic for five minutes.

Add the carrots, celery, leeks and thyme, and cook for a further five minutes.

Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to the boil.

To finish the soup, add the pesto, sundried tomatoes, peas and shelled broad beans. Heat through for a minute or two.

Serve the soup into bowls.

Top each bowlful with a poached egg, if desired.


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Bright Green Pea Soup


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