Roasted Tomato Fennel Soup. This elegant but simple soup is a perfect first course at a dinner party or just a great weekday lunch addition. Great anytime that simple but delicious fits the bill.
This is such a simple soup but oh so flavourful. The amazing flavour comes from oven roasted tomato and fennel with a little earthy thyme and fragrant smoked paprika and a touch of spice.
This would make an ideal starter course or a fantastic lunch. We freeze it in individual portions as a terrific alternative to having to use a can opener for a quick meal any time.
Of course our standard Homemade Tomato Soup is still quick, easy and delicious.
We still make it often but when we have a little more time, especially when entertaining, we like to serve this slightly more sophisticated version.
One of the reasons this is a great dinner party recipe, is that it is great to serve guests with different eating styles. We often have a mixed group of carnivores and vegetarians around our table.
This deeply flavourful soup always is a hit with whatever group of diners we happen to be serving. It makes serving different tastes a breeze.
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- 8 large ripe tomatoes diced
- 1 large fennel bulb diced
- 1 medium red onion diced
- 4 cloves chopped garlic
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp crushed chillies (optional)
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to season
- 8 cups vegetable stock (salt free or low sodium are best)
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
- 2 tbsp smoked paprika
Toss all ingredients except the vegetable stock, thyme and paprika, together in a shallow baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F.
Cook for about 60-70 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the fennel pieces are very soft. Most of the liquid should be cooked off and the tomato and fennel should reach a good chunky consistency.
Puree this mixture well in a blender or food processor and pour into a soup pot.
Add the vegetable stock, thyme and paprika.
Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the soup reaches your desired consistency. Taste and do a final seasoning of salt and pepper if necessary. Serve.
Serving Size1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 185 Total Fat 10g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 8g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 967mg Carbohydrates 23g Fiber 5g Sugar 14g Protein 4g