I’m a little bit in love with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Provençal vegetable soup (p 83). Up until late last week, it hadn’t been very summery in Paris – in fact it had been downright cold. And raining. So when I invited Amy over for dinner on a freezing Sunday night, I couldn’t think of a better dish to serve than this one.
It’s basically a version of soupe au pistou – a soup packed with vegetables, beans, pesto and a little pasta. Amy and I ate ours with some of the ingredients as “add-ins” – I made croutons, we had either quinoa or pasta to add in, some basil, some extra pesto and some crunchy-fried garlic.
I was happy I had leftovers for a couple of days. Then I made this again. It’s the perfect summer soup.
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