Recipes and Cooking Beans and Greens Soupe au Pistou Soupe au pistou is a Provençal take on minestrone featuring a nut-free pesto. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on March 5, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Hands On Time: 25 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound Swiss chard 2 cup vegetable broth 2 cup water 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 2 medium tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped Salt and pepper 1 cup fresh basil 6 tablespoon olive oil 6 tablespoon finely shredded fresh Parmesan cheese 2 cloves garlic 4 slices Italian bread Directions Remove stems from chard. Chop stems and greens separately. In a 4-quart pot combine broth, 2 cups water, the chard stems, beans, tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Stir in chard greens. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, for pesto: In a small food processor or blender combine basil, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 4 tablespoons Parmesan, the garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Process until smooth. Brush both sides of bread slices with olive oil. On a grill or grill pan toast bread on both sides, sprinkling with remaining cheese after turning once. Ladle soup into bowls. Top each with pesto. Serve with bread. Serves 4. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 409 Calories 25g Fat 36g Carbs 13g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 409 % Daily Value * Total Fat 25g 32% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 5mg 2% Sodium 1345mg 58% Total Carbohydrate 36g 13% Total Sugars 5g Protein 13g Vitamin C 31.1mg 156% Calcium 236mg 18% Iron 4.3mg 24% Potassium 720mg 15% Folate, total 98.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.