Posted on November 03, 2021 by Emily Forbes

So, it’s the beginning of November, the clocks have changed back, the rain has started, and according to an article I read at the weekend, the day the clocks change is an acceptable time to turn your heating on. That can only mean one more thing: it’s soup season. Here is a simple fennel soup recipe to get you going.

Fennel has a mild, sweet flavour with hints of anise. Admittedly, this last batch I made and a stronger aniseed-y taste but was still delicious.

Ingredients :

  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 Fennel bulbs
  • 1 tsp veg boullion or half a veg stock
  • Pepper


  • Melt butter and oil in pan
  • Chop fennel bulb and add to the pan. Frequently stir fennel until it starts to soften and lightly brown. About 10 mins.
  • Add water to cover fennel and veg stock/boullion. Bring to the boil then simmer for another 10-15mins. Season with pepper, the stock adds enough salt but you could add more
  • Blend into soup, add more water if needed
  • Serve hot

This serves 2 people. Add more fennel bulbs and stock for larger portions.

Fennel is high in folate, potassium, Vitamin C and fibre. Supports healthy immune system, skin and digestion.

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