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Kale Minestrone with Pistou

['3 sprigs oregano', '3 sprigs rosemary', '2 bay leaves', '2 tablespoons olive oil', '4 ounces pancetta (Italian bacon), chopped (optional)', '1 onion, chopped', '1 leek, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced', '2 carrots, peeled, chopped', '2 celery stalks, chopped', '4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced', '1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes', 'Kosher salt', '2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, drained', '1 Parmesan rind (about 2 ounces; optional)', '3 cups cooked cannellini beans, cooking liquid reserved if desired, or two 15-ounce cans, rinsed', 'Freshly ground black pepper', '12 ounces baby Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed, cut into 1/2" pieces', '1/2 bunch Tuscan kale, ribs and stems removed, leaves torn into 1" pieces', '2 garlic cloves', '1 cup fresh basil leaves', '1/2 cup olive oil', '1/2 ounce finely grated Parmesan', '1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest', 'Kosher salt']

Tie oregano, rosemary, and bay leaves together with kitchen twine.
Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium. Add pancetta, if using, and cook, stirring often, until browned around the edges, about 5 minutes. Add onion, leek, carrots, celery, garlic, and red pepper flakes; season with salt. Cook, stirring often, until onion is translucent and carrots are tender, 10–12 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring to coat, until slightly darkened, about 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes, crushing with your hands as you go, then herb bundle, Parmesan rind, if using, and 6 cups water or reserved bean cooking liquid, or a combination. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Add potatoes, reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are tender and flavors have melded, 20–25 minutes. Add kale and beans; cook until kale is tender, about 5 minutes. Discard Parmesan rind and herb bundle.
Do ahead: Soup can be made 2 days ahead (or 2 months if frozen). Let cool; transfer to airtight containers and chill.
Pulse garlic and basil in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in oil, Parmesan, and lemon zest; season with salt. Serve soup topped with pistou.

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