This is a special minestrone and enough to feed an army. It is even better the next day. Use tinned beans if you can't find fresh.
Wonderful vegetable soup, served it with parmesan, pesto (I think this is what makes this soup special), and focaccia. I used 2 cups small dry white beans, presoaked it for 2 hrs. - 31 Jan 2014 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)