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Fennel Carrot Soup Recipe

Fennel Carrot Soup Recipe

Marlene Bursey of Waverley, Nova Scotia sent the recipe for this soup that's perfect as a first course for a special-occasion dinner. The pretty pumpkin-orange soup get delicious flavor from toasted fennel seeds--a pleasant complement to the carrots, apple and sweet potato.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1-1/2 pounds carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add fennel; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until lightly toasted. Add carrots, sweet potato and apple; cook and stir 5 minutes longer.
  • 2. Stir in broth, rice, bay leaf and curry powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 30 minutes or until vegetables and rice are soft.
  • 3. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Discard bay leaf. Process in batches in a blender until smooth; return to pan. Stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 117 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 989mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

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ValeriaK User ID: 4998956 90380
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"soup is very light, so one would need to add another dish to the menu. As soon as I make it I did not like it (it may be just me). However, trying it next day I loved it, and my friend loved it too."

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