This soup was excellent! I used canned white beans and prepared pesto, also added a little shredded parmigiano cheese on top to finish. I omitted the leek and celery, used turkey bacon (instead of pancetta), added a couple cloves of garlic, and used kale in place of the cabbage and chard. It was delicious!
This soup is delicious, hearty and healthy. I used canned lima beans and store bought pesto which makes it much quicker on the prep. Might consider adding Italian sausage (fry first) if you need a heartier soup. Serve with sour dough bread for a full meal.