Making a Healthy Fennel Soup

There are a variety of ways that fennels can be prepared but fennel soup is generally the easiest to do. Compared to other soups, fennel tastes naturally better even without other spices. Its anise and mild onion flavor make it taste really delicious. Its aroma makes it even more tempting.

So how can you successfully make a healthy soup out of the fennel bulbs? It’s simple. First, you need to prepare the fennels. Make sure to select fresh fennels with white or pale green bulbs. They must be firm and avoid selecting the bruised ones. You can check if the fennel is still fresh when it still has an anise or licorice like smell. Remove the stalks and keep the base. Wash the base thoroughly and chop it coarsely. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the fennel and the chopped onion into the pan and stir. Cook the ingredients for around 5-8 minutes. When the fennel and onion are tender but still slightly crispy, transfer them to a blender with the stock. It’s important not to overcook the vegetables so that when blended, the rich taste is still extracted. After blending, return the ingredients to the pan and let it boil for a few minutes. One or two minutes will do. To add taste, add the seasonings and the fronds.  

The fennel soup is better served when hot. However, cold fennel soup is still tasty. The colder it becomes, the more you can distinguish sweeter side of the fennel. Good thing about this is that there is neither sugar nor cholesterol in fennel soup despite its sweet taste. It has low calorie count and it is rich in fat burning fiber. When paired with other food with enough protein and carbohydrates, this can be an effective diet for losing weight. This delicious soup is highly recommended for health conscious individuals.  

Fennel soup is perfect for the cold winter days. You can get away from those traditional soup you give your family by preparing this. You’ll surely amaze them with the magical taste of fennel soup when in fact; you haven’t added anything special to your recipe at all. Moreover, you’re giving them a healthy option for the cold holidays.

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