Pistou
RECIPE
10 min

Pistou sauce

Géraldine 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
    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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