Turkey-Vegetable Soup

Pistou, a blend of basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil, is the French counterpart of Italian pesto. It adds a burst of fresh flavor to this soup, which makes use of leftover turkey.

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Makes:
10 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Cook:
40 mins
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Turkey-Vegetable Soup

Ingredients
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
6
cloves garlic, minced
3
14 ounce can chicken broth
2
cups water
3
medium tomatoes, chopped
1
19 ounce can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
1
medium fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped
1 1/2
teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
2
bay leaves
2
cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
2
medium zucchini, chopped
1
10 ounce package frozen green beans
1/2
cup dried orzo pasta or other small pasta
 
Pistou
 
Shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Stir in chicken broth, water, tomatoes, cannellini beans, fennel, thyme, salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in turkey, zucchini, green beans and orzo pasta. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes more or until pasta is tender. Remove bay leaves.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare Pistou. Ladle the soup into bowls. Top with Pistou and, if desired, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Makes 10 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare Pistou as directed. Transfer to an airtight container and chill for up to 24 hours.

Pistou

Ingredients

2
cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves (about 2-1/2 ounces)
2
tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2
tablespoons olive oil
6

Directions

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine basil leaves, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and garlic. Cover and process or blend until finely chopped. Add enough additional olive oil to thin mixture to desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Turkey-Vegetable Soup)
    Per serving:
  • 215 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 23 mg chol.,
  • 848 mg sodium,
  • 24 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 15 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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