Glitter, this is good stuff! This soup has just the right amount of everything - nice balanced flavors. And it's really easy! Next time I think I'm going to use fresh rosemary, as suggested (I didn't have any) and I'm going to blast it with garlic (I used two cloves). I'd also like to try it with some unpeeled baby eggplant chunks! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Glitter!
I knew I liked this soup, but after eating it for a few days I realized how much. I Used dried beans so it took a bit longer, but otherwise followed the recipe. This is the first thing I've ever liked rosemary in. Typically i hate it and leave it out, but I thought I'd give it a shot here. It adds a very delicate sweetness that makes this recipe pop a bit. Mine did come out very very thick though. More like a goulash even after I added an extra cup of stock (not complaining though!) I'll definately make it again.
My 5 year old has recently sworn off all meat. She doesn't like too many meat alternatives and you can only make so many PB sandwiches. She loved this soup. It probably helps that we made it together. A well rounded soup that you could build on. You could probably add anything you want and it would be good. I added a bay leaf, I always do. If you have the rind from your parmesan or romano, throw that into the pot. This adds just a little something!