*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Soupe au Pistou
 
 Recipe By     : Miriam Podcameni Posvolsky   ( ELLE, Fiches)
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
  300      grams         bacon
    3      cups          white beans
    1      cup           string beans -- diced
    1                    carrot -- diced
    3                    potatoes, peeled and -- diced
    3                    tomatoes, peeled, seeded and -- chopped
      1/4  lb            grated parmesan cheese
    2                    garlic cloves -- crushed
      1/2  cup           olive oil
      1/4  lb            small pasta
   15      large         basil leaves
    1      teaspoon      oregano
                         salt and pepper -- to  taste
 
 1. Scald bacon, and place in a stock pot with 3 liters water.
 2. Bring to a boil and add the white beans and carrot.Simmer covered until
 beans are almost cooked.
 3. Add string beans  and potatoes. And continue cooking uncovered over
 medium heat.
 4. Add pasta and   cook until pasta is done. Check seasonings.
 5. In a small bowl blend tomatoes, garlic , basil and oregano and crush
 into a paste.
 6.Start adding the olive oil as if for a mayonnaise, alternating with the
 cheese until both   have been incorporated.
 &. Transfer the tomato mixture to a serving tureen and dissolve it with a
 little of the boiling soup. Pour rest of soup into mixture and cover. Let
 stand 5 minutes to infuse.
 Serve at once.
 
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 NOTES : Other vegetables may be added.