Easy Basil Pesto (recipe follows)
Heat carrots, potatoes, turnip, leeks, celery and 1-3/4 cups broth in large saucepot over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender-crisp.
Reserve 1/2 cup broth for Easy Basil Pesto. Stir remaining broth, beans, bay leaf and red pepper into a saucepan. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf. Serve topped with Easy Basil Pesto.
Easy Basil Pesto: Mix 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, 3 cloves garlic and 1/2 cup reserved broth in food processor bowl or blender jar. Cover and process until smooth.