Creamy Fennel and Leek Soup
45 mins (prep 20, cooking 25)
14 ingredients
6 servings
If you've never cooked with fennel, try it! Its flavour really is unique. This is a deliciously flavoursome soup blending herbs and spices with fennel and leeks. Fennel has long been a central ingredient in many Asian (it’s a main component in the Chinese five spice powder), Middle Eastern and European dishes. In the Middle Ages, its popularity spread northward from the Mediterranean area, where it still features in many pasta dishes. This soup is suitable both for day-to-day meals and for dinner parties. To keep it strictly vegetarian, make it with a vegetable stock. For the best results, use a really good stock, preferably home-made. This soup is best made in a large, deep (preferably non-stick) sauté pan with a lid. Next time I make it, I’m going to substitute a cup of wine for one of the cups of stock, adding it during the 15 minutes while the soup is simmering.

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Serving Size (249.26 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 297.59 Calories from Fat 127.89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.21g 131.18%
Saturated Fat 7.42g 222.74%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 35.07mg 70.13%
Sodium 441.39mg 110.35%
Total Carbohydrate 29.0g 57.99%
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g 57.54%
Sugars 3.38 g %
Protein 16.02g 192.2%
Vitamin A 6959.11IU% Vitamin C 4.88mg%
Calcium 332.02mg% Iron 2.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
rosemary sprigs, dried thyme, ground nutmeg, freshly ground black pepper