Winter Soup Recipe – Tomato and Fennel

June 11, 2010

Make light work of warm food ideas this winter with Vaalia!

Winter brings cooler weather, warmer fashions and a real reason to stay rugged up indoors during the evenings. Days become shorter and nights longer, so it’s the perfect time of year to hone in on your culinary know-how and enjoy your favourite yoghurt with a tasty recipe from Vaalia, full of scrumptious goodness!

Try out this delicious winter warmer recipe using Vaalia Low Fat yoghurt – it’s quick and easy to prepare, and contains only 1.3g of saturated fat per serve with the use of Vaalia Low Fat Natural yoghurt – allowing you to keep dessert on the menu. (Vegetarian, low-fat, low kilojoule).

How good is that? Healthy, yummy and low fat!

Vaalia Tomato and Fennel Soup


Vaalia Low Fat Natural yoghurt

Fresh basil to serve

1 tbsp olive oil

1 brown onion

diced 2 celery stalks

diced 1 leek

diced 1 potato

peeled and diced 300g fresh tomatoes

diced 1 clove of garlic

crushed/chopped 1 small fennel bulb

1 litre of vegetable stock

Salt and ground pepper to taste

Crusty bread to serve

Serves 4


1. Heat a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil to the pan and add the onion, celery and leek. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.

2. Add the potato, tomatoes, fennel and garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes. Season and add enough stock to cover the vegetables. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approx. 15 minutes or until the potato is cooked.

3. Remove from heat. Puree the soup with a hand blender. To serve, bring soup back to the boil, add seasoning to taste. Add Vaalia Low Fat Natural yoghurt and garnish with some fresh basil leaves.

4. Serve soup with crusty bread.

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