Happy Friday! Here we are at the last French Fridays with Dorie recipe of July already. Does anyone else feel like this summer is flying by?
This week we made Provençal Vegetable Soup. Soup seems like an odd thing to make in the middle of summer, but this one is chock full of summer vegetables.
What vegetables are in this soup? Here is the long list: onion, garlic, carrots, potato, green beans, zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh corn. Add to that some pasta and cannellini beans, then top with pesto, basil, and Parmesan cheese. For an all-veggie soup, this one is quite hearty!
I was able to use several herbs and veggies from our garden: rosemary, potato, tomatoes, and basil. Even the pesto came from last year’s garden.
Now, we’ve been having some hot weather here in Reno. We had a couple weeks over 100°, and soup really doesn’t sound appealing when it is that hot out. Thankfully, early this week we had a patch of cooler weather, and the day I made my soup it was a little cloudy and rainy, with a high of *only* 85°.
We loved this soup! To me, the pesto really makes the soup. Even though the corn is non-traditional, we felt that it really added a nice flavor and texture. This soup is a winner for sure. Maybe I’ll make it again in the Fall when the weather is a little cooler?
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie, and online group cooking our way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table. If you would like to try Provençal Vegetable Soup, I highly recommend getting this wonderful book!