Uff. I feel bad writing this review, because I wonder if something was up with my fennel seed. Anyway, this soup tasted overwhelmingly of fennel seed-- and I LOVE strong flavors. It wasn't inedible, but it was pretty darned close. I added a bunch of sage and some other things and got it, in the end, tasting something like Italian sausage soup --a bit odd!-- but it was the only way I could stomach it. I don't see anybody here commenting on the fennel flavor (and I used just under 2 tsp, in the end), so maybe it was my fennel seed? Still, had to comment. Watch out for the fennel seed.
A very quick to prepare mid-week recipe and really healthy (lots of vegetables!) and flavoursome. What more can one ask for? Apart from adding two leeks, I made this exactly to the recipe. I used lemon juice rather than the other option of rice vinegar. I blended about three quarters of the soup so there were still some chunky bits in it. I removed a quarter of the soup, used the immersion blender, then added the quarter portion back into the pot. A great blend of flavours, Boomette, and a recipe I'll certainly make again. Thank you for sharing it.
Delicious! I added some chili flakes to it.
I made as stated, and it was a great way to use up some of that zucchini! We'd have rated 5 stars but it seemed something missing that I just couldn't put my finger on....a bit more depth of flavor maybe? I want to try it again and grill the zucchini maybe.... very nice as is, though!
Lovely light tasting soup.I didn't have fennel but added fesh basil and fresh italian parsley. I also left kind of chunky;we had this with a fresh baguette;so good. Thanks for posting.I made this for 123 Wonders Tag game. Rita
Loads od flavor in this soup! The rosemary and fennel seeds worked really well together. I didn't puree it totally smooth. This is a great way to use up the zucchini. Thanx for sharing!
This was a really nice soup. I loved the flavors and that it's so healthy. I didn't uses fennel seed because we didn't have any, and I blended only half of the soup because DH prefers it a little chunky. Thanks Boomette. Made for New Zaar Tag.