Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

An elegant starter soup, especially for winter when the best tomatoes come in cans. From the Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in medium stockpot over medium-low.
  2. Add fennel, shallots and carrot, cook until very soft but not brown, stirring occasionally.
  3. This will take about 15 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and 1/2 cup broth, bring to boil over high heat.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes (uncovered), stirring occasionally.
  6. Transfer to blender or food processor in batches (I used an immersion blender right in the pan), and process until smooth.
  7. Adjust the seasonings, and add more veggie broth if necessary to achieve your desired consistency.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with the chopped fennel leaves.
  9. This soup reheats well.


Most Helpful

This is a nice tomato soup. I was hoping to taste a lot more of the fennel, though. I thought the tomato overpowered the fennel. Next time I will make it with either 2 fennel bulbs or only 14 oz tomatoes. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* December 24, 2005

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