A smooth, tasty fennel and broccoli soup ideal for a light meal. Serve with toasted croutons or fresh crusty bread and garnish with parsley for a touch of elegance.


Makes 4 servings

  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 2 broccoli heads, in pieces
  • 1 1/2 fennel bulbs, sliced
  • 1/2 fennel bulb, finely sliced, for garnish
  • 3 Italian parsley stalks, whole
  • 1.5 L vegetable stock
  • 1Tbs olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp black cracked pepper


  1. Fry onion in olive oil on medium heat for 2–3 minutes until softened.
  2. Stir through celery and garlic and fry for 1 minute.
  3. Stir through fennel, broccoli and cracked pepper. Add stock and bring to the boil. Once boiled, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for 5–10 minutes.
  5. Once soup has cooled, blend until smooth and creamy.

Preparation time:
10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Difficulty rating: Easy

  • Serve with croutons or fresh crusty bread.
  • For a creamy finish, serve with a drizzle of cream.

Nutritional content

Nutritional analysis per serve:

Energy 358 kJ
86 cal
Protein 7.7 g
Total fat 2.0 g
Saturated fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrates 6.7 g
Total sugars 4.8 g
Fibre 5.6 g
Sodium 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Potassium 637.8 mg


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