DAYTON, OH (WDTN) – Azra shares her recipe for veggie soup!

2 cups leeks cut into 1/2 inch
white part and light green part only
1  cup chopped yellow onion
10 cups homemade chicken broth
4 tbs olive oil
4 large cloves garlic minced
1cup carrots  cut into 1/2 inch
1/2 cup celery  cut into 1/2 inch
2 ripe tomatoes piled ,seeded  and chopped
2 medium zucchini cut into 1/2 inch
1 yellow summer squash cut into 1/2 inch
1 cup green beans  trimmed an cut into 1 1/2 inch
1/2 cup yellow wax beans ( optional)
1 cup cannellini beans
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Fresh thyme ,Italian parsley , bay leaf
some saffron (optional)

For Pistou
1 1/2 cup fresh basil
4 cloves garlic
6 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
3 ripe tomatoes seeded, piled and chopped
Salt and pepper

Serving with French bread and goat cheese