Making a delicious and comforting soup full of nutritious vegetables is a wonderful thing to do no matter what season it is! This soup is a variation on the French "soupe au pistou", a simple vegetable soup with pesto added. And boy, does the pesto in this recipe taste like spring, thanks to a handful of fresh basil. The addition of almonds and hemp seeds gives it a great texture. You can replace the almonds with the nut of your choice, but stick with the hemp seeds, as they're an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Just 30 grams of hemp seeds provides a whopping 11 grams of complete protein! This pesto will become a must-have in your fridge. It's a fantastic addition to pasta and sandwiches, and when you try it in a simple vegetable soup? Is life-changing too much of a hyperbole? We'll let you decide.