This is an Italian dish of peasant origins. Ribollita literally means "re-boiled". This soup is made with beans, vegetables and soup. It's delicious and vegan-friendly. Serve for lunch or dinner.
If Swiss chard is unavailable, use spinach instead.
I had all of these veggies (except zucchini) in my fridge, thanks to the CSA program I'm in. I didn't know what to do with all of it, but this was a great solution. I worried that the lack of spices would make this bland, but I needn't have worried. This is a hearty soup, perfect for a chilly autumn day. At the table, I added a bit of parmesan and enjoy it even more. My daughter, she's 6 and is very picky, liked it - although she removed the soggy bread. My husband ate two bowls full and declared that it felt great to eat a hearty soup while enjoying so many veggies. Amen! - 29 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I found this made alot of soup so have lots of friends over and it does get better with age. The only thing I didn't like and it may have been something I did wrong but the bread was not soaked through and was a bit overwhelming...not exactly like the one I remember from Tuscany but good! - 07 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was an easy and healthy soup to make for my family. I followed the recipe as written with a few on hand-ingredient changes(frozen sliced zucchini/1 can fire-roasted tomatoes/No Swiss Chard). This is a soup that tastes even better the days after you make it! - 02 Jun 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)