This was a really pleasant, hearty soup. I was able to use up plenty of my summer harvest in this recipe! I made this exactly as posted, chopping the pancetta finely, but did not add any croutons at the end. It also makes a lot! This soup is just full of healthy, flavorful ingredients and is great if you have the time.
This soup is very labor intensive if you chop everything by hand like I did - but it is well worth it. I used pancetta and roma tomatoes. The spices are subtle and just right. I chopped the pancetta even though it didn't say to but I couldn't see the whole slices in the soup. I didn't add croutons & Cheese at the end just served with Savory rosemary & Parmesan crackers. I ended up with 12 lunch size servings and have frozen 10. Perfect cold weather soup- it is almost a veggie stew. Great recipe 9 Apr 2010 Enjoyed just as much this time around
I ate it but didn't love it. My 8 year old, on the other hand, loved it and asked for seconds. I added an extra star for her.
This was really good. We froze about half for later.