Fennel Vichyssoise With Smoked Salmon

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by chia2160

From Bon Appetit. I had all the ingredients on hand to make this wonderful soup. This is great hot or cold, and makes a great first course for dinner. Worked as a hot lunch for me too. This makes 8 appy servings or 4 main dish.

Top Review by Chef Kate

Very good soup, but a bit short on seasoning for my taste. I used some garlic butter which I had on hand and added herbs; I also added a bit of whole milk to smooth it out a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a heavy pot.
  2. Add fennel, leek and fennel seeds until softened, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes and 5 cups stock.
  4. Bring to boil, lower to simmer and cook 12-15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend everything. (Alternately, you can add the soup to a blender in batches and return to the pot).
  6. Thin with extra stock if needed.
  7. Pour into bowls, garnish with smoked salmon and fennel fronds.

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