Soupe au Pistou
This soup contains all the delicious flavors commonly found in the summer dishes of southern France and Italy: basil, eggplant, garlic, tomatoes, and zucchini. The vegetables give it a hearty base, and the pistou—a classic finish for Provençal dishes (akin to Italian pesto)—gives a burst of flavor that gets swirled in just before serving. Best recommendation of all? Make this soup with vegetables straight from your summer garden.
Note: This recipe is from 50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley. Authorization to print courtesy of Andrews McMeel Publishing.