Soup au pistou

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 273.8
  • Total Fat: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 773.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.6 g
  • Protein: 13.0 g

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This recipe is from "Clean Up Your Diet" by Max Tomlinson, a book of 3- to 30-day healthy dietary cleanses. This recipe is from "Clean Up Your Diet" by Max Tomlinson, a book of 3- to 30-day healthy dietary cleanses.
Number of Servings: 2


    Lima Beans, 1 cup
    1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
    1 small carrot, finely chopped
    1 large stick celery, finely chopped
    1 medium zuccini, finely chopped
    1 tbsp plus 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 medium clove garlic, peeled and crushed
    2.5 cups vegetable stock
    2 sprigs thyme
    1 medium tomato, deseeded and finely chopped
    4 tsp lemon juice
    Small bunch basil, leaves roughly torn
    2 tsp pine nuts, lightly toasted (optional)


1. Soak the beans overnight. Drain and rinse well, then put into a large saucepan. Cover with fresh cold water. Put over a high heat and bring to a boil. Boil rapidly for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse again, then add water to cover and boild for 1 hour 40 minutes.

2. Put the onion, carrot, celery, zuccini, and 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan over low heat and cook for 10 minutes, until the vegetable start to soften. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

3. Add the stock, thyme and drained beans. Increase the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the tomato and cook for a further 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice. Remove thyme sprigs.

4. Put the basil leaves in a small bowl and mix in the remaining olive oil with the pine nuts (optional). Ladle the soup into two large bowls and spoon over the basil mixture to serve.

Number of Servings: 2

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