10 min

Pistou sauce

De-author-geraldine-leverd By Géraldine Leverd , Food Blogger

Pistou sauce is the French version of pesto and is used to spice up Provençal dishes. It is also the basis for the traditional Pistou soup.

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Ingredients For

  • 1 bunch
  • White Garlic
    Fruits & Vegetables
    Drôme white garlic PGI
    2 cloves See the article
  • Olive oil and blue background
    Oil & oilseeds
    PDO Vallée des Baux-de-Provence Olive Oil
    50 ml See the article
  • Emmental
    Dairy products
    French Emmental de Savoie Cheese PGI
    25 g See the article

Wash and dry the fresh basil. Place it in a mortar.

Add the peeled and coarsely chopped garlic cloves. Add half the olive oil and grated Emmental cheese (optional).

Using a pestle, crush the basil leaves and garlic to form a smooth paste. Then slowly add the remaining oil. Finally, add a pinch of salt.

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    Potatoes from Sanlúcar
    Potatoes from Sanlúcar
    PDO Vallée des Baux-de-Provence Olive Oil
    PDO Vallée des Baux-de-Provence Olive Oil
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