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From The Chew - Mario Batali's White Bean Soup

Posted at: 04/02/2013 11:51 AM

 

A pistou is a cold sauce made of garlic, oil, and basil that is typically used in soups and pastas.
 
For the Pistou:
 
For the Soup:
 
For the Pistou: In a mortar and pestle or food processor, blend the basil, cheese, garlic and season with salt, pepper and chili flakes. Slowly add the olive oil and continue to blend.
 
the Soup: In a large dutch oven, cook the pancetta in olive oil over a low heat to render out the fat for about 5 minutes. Turn the heat to medium-high and cook until crispy.