Patricia's Pistou Soup

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    The hearty Provencal soupe au pistou, or "pistou soup", is often the first thing that chef and cooking instructor Patricia Wells has her students prepare, since it serves as a wonderful introduction to the rustic, fresh flavors of the South of France.

    Ingredients

    • Small handful bay leaves
    • Small handful thyme sprigs
    • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved lengthwise and 10 cloves, peeled and quartered lengthwise
    • Sea salt, to taste
    • 1 pound fresh small white (navy) beans in the pod, shelled, or 8 ounces dried small white beans, soaked in boiling water for 1 hour
    • 1 pound fresh cranberry beans in the pod, shelled, or 8 ounces dried cranberry beans, soaked in boiling water for 1 hour
    • 3 medium leeks, white and tender green parts only, scrubbed, quartered, and finely sliced
    • 8 medium carrots, scrubbed, quartered lengthwise, and sliced
    • 2 medium onions, halved and cut into thin rings
    • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 12 ounces zucchini, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
    • 12 ounces tomatoes, cored, peeled, seeded, and chopped
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1 pound green beans, trimmed at both ends and quartered
    • 3 quarts cold water
    • 1 cup very fine pasta, such as angel hair or orzo
    • Patricia's Pistou
    • 1 cup (4 ounces) freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
    • 1 cup (4 ounces) freshly grated imported Gruyere cheese

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 388 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 16 g 24.94%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 25.5%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 19 mg 6.28%
    • Sodium: 181 mg 7.54%
    • Calcium: 305 mg 30.47%
    • Potassium: 969 mg 27.69%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 20.28%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 44 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 13 g 52.42%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 19 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 19.3%
    • Vitamin C 42.22%
    • Vitamin D 1.11%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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