Recipe type: main dish

Prep time: 20 min

Total time: 60 min

Serves: 3

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6 carrots, sliced

1 fennel bulb, sliced into small pieces

1 red onion, cut in half moon slices

2 garlic cloves, sliced

2 tbsp olive oil

2 liters vegetable broth

½ tsp cumin powder

1 tsp ginger, minced

1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F. On a baking tray, place slices of carrots, fennel, onion and garlic in a single layer. Add olive oil, salt and pepper and mix well. Roast the vegetables for 30 minutes, tossing regularly.

Warm a heavy pot over medium heat. Add roasted veggies along with broth, ginger and cumin bring to a boil and lower heat to a simmer for 15 minutes.

Working in batches, puree soup in a blender until smooth (be careful when blending hot items!). Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and fennel leaf.


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