This is very similar and very good - from a recipe given to me by my friend, a Gourmet Foods teacher.
Originally Posted by RebelYell18
* Exported from MasterCook *
Pistou for Minestrone
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons dried basil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1/4 cup olive oil
1. Blend the garlic, tomato paste, basil and cheese, add the olive oil drop by drop.
2. When ready to serve, blend 1 cup minestrone into the Pistou, then pour into the soup pot.
Her serving suggestion: Double the recipe and serve half, at the table, along with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
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