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Roasted Tomato and Fennel Soup

Roasted Tomato and Fennel Soup

Roasted Tomato and Fennel Soup

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes

This healthy, dairy-free roasted vegetable soup really hits the spot on a cold or chilly day. As an added bonus, it tastes even better the next day, so consider making a double or triple batch. It will store in the refrigerator for several days or it can be frozen for a quick lunch or light dinner later.

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs. Roma tomatoes, halved
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, deseeded and quartered
  • 1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 2 large carrots, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 medium shallots, outer skin removed and halved
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 T. fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 c. organic vegetable broth
  • ½ c. full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ c. fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.

2

Arrange the tomatoes, red peppers, fennel, carrots, shallots, and garlic in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Toss to combine and sprinkle veggies with fresh thyme leaves.

3

Place baking sheet in preheated oven and roast until vegetables are tender and lightly charred, approximately 20-25 minutes.

4

Transfer the roasted veggies and any juices from the baking sheet to a large soup pot and add vegetable broth. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot and and bubbly. Remove from heat.

5

Using an immersion blender, blend contents of the soup pot until completely smooth. Stir in the coconut milk and fresh basil, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

Safety Tip: If you don’t have a stick or immersion blender, you can also process the cooked veggies and liquid in a blender. Make sure blender lid is properly vented to prevent the hot liquid from exploding, however.

Roasted Tomato and Fennel Soup
Roasted Tomato and Fennel Soup

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