Roasted Tomatoes and Fennel Soup

Based on 1 ratings

Allan Michael Smith

Community Member

“Probably the best soup I ever had, goes perfectly with parmesan, and is great for cold winter nights, though I would definitely have it in summer too! I highly recommend leaving some chunky bits on the blending step as it all just tastes delicious! I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I did!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
15
min.
Preparation
60
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
15 tomatoes
Large fennel bulb
onions
8 cloves garlic
10 sprigs thyme
15 leaves basil
70 g unsalted butter
400 ml vegetable stock
8 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)
loaves of bread for serving (optional)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 2 baking tins
  • blender
  • Step 1/6

    Roughly cut your tomatoes in 4 or 8 pieces, same for the onions, remove the fennel core and separate it in “leaves”, finely cut your garlic cloves and pick thyme leaves.

  • Step 2/6

    • 15 tomatoes
    • Large fennel bulb
    • onions
    • 8 cloves garlic
    • 10 sprigs thyme
    • 2 baking tins

    Pre heat your oven to 350F/180C, and on one baking tin assemble your cut onions and fennel, use about half the thyme, 2 cloves of minced garlic salt and pepper and mix everything so the seasoning is spread out. Do the same with the cut tomatoes in a different baking tin. Place both tins in the oven, and leave for 40 minutes to 1 hour, mixing every now and then, until ingredients are soft.

  • Step 3/6

    • blender

    When the baking is done, remove tins from oven, let it cool for a couple minutes and place the contents of both tins in a blender. You might need to do this in a couple steps. I recommend keeping some tomatoes, onions and fennel out of the blender to have some chunky bits in the soup but it is optional. Blend until content is thick but smooth.

  • Step 4/6

    • 400 ml vegetable stock
    • 8 tbsp olive oil
    • salt and pepper

    Heat up the remaining oil in a sauce pan, fry the rest of the garlic for just a couple minutes, and mix in the blended ingredients and the chunky bits, if any. Mix in your stock as well and bring it all to a simmer. Adjust the amount of stock so the soup is in the consistency you desire, though it is supposed to reduce a little so keep that in mind. Taste and season if needed.

  • Step 5/6

    • 15 leaves basil

    After a couple minutes add in your basil leaves and let it simmer for about 15 minutes to let the flavours combine, mixing every now and then.

  • Step 6/6

    • 70 g unsalted butter

    In the last couple minutes, add in the knob of butter and mix it in until its fully melted. Take off the heat, let it cool until serving temperature and enjoy! Add parmesan cheese and a couple loaves of bread when serving for a heartwarming soup!