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Easy Tomato Soup With Fennel | Desi-licious RD

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A quick and simple go-to weeknight meal, this easy tomato soup recipe is jam-packed with healthy ingredients and bursting with flavour. Juicy plump tomatoes and aromatic fennel cooked with onion, cumin and black pepper to create a desilicious and vibrant dish that takes only 25 minutes to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 3 people
three bowls of tomato soup topped with pomegranate kernels and seeds

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 onion medium, thinly sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb washed, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 potato washed, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 4 tomatoes medium, diced into small cubes
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp sunflower seeds unsalted
  • 1 pomegranate small, washed, peeled, kernels only

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized pot, heat the oil on medium heat and fry the onion and fennel, until soft and lightly golden.
  • Stir in the potato and tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the cumin powder and black pepper and mix well. 
  • Pour in the water, bring to boil, cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked through.
  • Finish with the salt.
  • Blend the cooked vegetables in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer into bowls and garnish with seeds and pomegranate kernels. Add the cumin powder and black pepper and mix well.

Notes

  • If you're chopping the vegetables using a knife, try and make sure your veggies are similar in size. That way, they will cook evenly
  • Make sure to fry the onion and fennel until softened and lightly brown as this will add a great depth of flavour to the soup
  • You can easily adjust the spiciness of the soup by adding more or less black pepper
  • Make sure to cover the pot after adding the water to stop the soup from reducing too much
  • Blending the soup will create a creamy consistency. You can easily control the consistency of your soup by using the pulse function on your blender
  • You can store this soup in the fridge for around three days or freeze in suitable containers
Nutrition Facts
Easy Tomato Soup With Fennel | Desi-licious RD
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 458mg19%
Potassium 1357mg39%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1471IU29%
Vitamin C 52mg63%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.