Carrot Fennel Soup
A couple of weeks ago after digging into my fridge for some inspiration – based on available ingredients – I came up with this light, flavorful, refreshing, easy-to-make, vegetable cream ideal for the summer as it can be eaten either warm or cool.
So before I forget how I made it (to be able to make it again), I’ll share it with you and will keep it safe on my blog – before it goes away among my mind chatter and busyness!
3 medium carrots (approx. 1/2 lb.)
1/2 – 1 fennel bulb (based on size)
1 teaspoon ghee
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon Summer Masala†
1 Rapunzel veggie bouillon cube (or other organic, non GMO bouillon cube)
1 big tbsp Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon (may be replaced by mint, basil or dill if not available)
1/4 cup chopped fresh lemon balm (optional)
4 cups water
- Clean and coarsely cut carrots and fennel.
- Using either a pressure cook (faster) or a conventional thick bottom stainless pot, heat the ghee and coconut oil on medium heat. Add the spice blend and let warm in the ghee/oil until fragrant. Don’t let the spices burn!
- Add the vegetables. Stir to coat with spiced oil.
- Add the water and bouillon cube.
- Close the lid (if pressure cooker) or cover with a lid (conventional pot).
- Once the pressure cooker starts steaming, set timer on 15 minutes. Or cook until vegetables are not hard anymore (don’t overcook to maintain maximum flavor) if using a conventional cooking pot.
- Once the vegetables are done, blend them along with the fresh herbs, adjust saltiness as needed. Finally, add the yogurt and mix with the blender.
- Serve and enjoy!
Serves about 2- 3 people.
† Homemade blend of coriander seeds, poppy seeds, cardamom seeds, fennel seeds, saffron threads. You can order and purchase it from me for more convenience. Recipe from Living Ahimsa Diet by Maya Tiwari.
*When possible, prefer organic ingredients instead of conventionally grown veggies to get full flavors and nutrients without the pesticides, antibiotics and/or hormones.
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