Quick & Easy Homemade Tomato (Fennel) Soup

20 Feb

If you read gossip magazines, you might have come across this recipe in People from a few weeks ago.  The recipe is from Lady Gaga’s family and her parent’s new restaurant.  It is simple to make and delicious to eat!

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Note, we forgot to buy fennel at the store so we just omitted it.  The soup still turned out fantastic!

Tomato Fennel Soup

Ingredients

  • 2tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth (use vegetable broth to make this recipe vegan)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions

1.  In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion, celery, garlic and fennel.  Cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

2.  Add tomatoes and broth; simmer 4 minutes.  Remove from heat; add basil and parsley.  Cool slightly.  Puree in blender.  Season to taste and serve hot.

We served our soup with fresh bread broiled with cheddar cheese.

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As you can see, this is a super easy recipe, has fresh ingredients and tastes amazing!  I highly recommend making it!  It tastes creamy even though it is not.  I can’t wait to make it again!

 

Questions:

  • What is your favorite soup?
  • Are you a tomato soup fan?

 

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14 Responses to “Quick & Easy Homemade Tomato (Fennel) Soup”

  1. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 20, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    I’m eating tomato soup at this very second. I love it with a lot of basil – and creamy without cream (like this one). 🙂

  2. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather February 20, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Looks so easy and delish! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Corrie Anne February 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    I love tomato-based. I don’t think I’ve used fennel before, but it looks amazing!

  4. Lisa @ Healthy Diaries February 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    This looks really good! I love tomato soup. Perfect with grilled cheese!
    I need to make more soups before winter is over. I haven’t made too many so far!

  5. sweetlyvegan February 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Wow this sounds and looks delicious. I am obsessed with tomato soup! can’t wait to make this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. marissa February 21, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    sure wish i liked tomato soup because it looks good. I think my favorite soup has to be minestrone…I miss my grandma’s homemade minestrone…SO GOOD!

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