Here is one more Healthy, Nutritious Flavourful Fennel Soup and this time with the goodness of Turmeric and Walnuts. Turmeric is of course no stranger to my Indian kitchen, however I don’t generally use it in Soup. It adds to the flavour and appearance of this Turmeric Walnuts Fennel Soup, and the honey I drizzled on it before serving, pleasantly set off both the fennel and the turmeric. The apple and walnuts gave a body to the soup, while the raw green mango added just a hint of tartness. I have been experimenting with edible flowers recently, adding them to various dishes. For this Turmeric Walnuts Fennel Soup, I had a choice of dried but bright calendula, fresh purple basil flowers and yellow arugula flowers. I chose the purple basil flowers for garnish as they gave a nice contrast to the yellow of the Fennel soup, and added a subtle flavour of basil too.
This recipe for Turmeric Walnuts Fennel Soup is adapted from the Leek-Fennel-Apple + Walnut Soup with Turmeric from The First Mess. I saw it first on Pinterest and the colour of the soup as well as the combination of ingredients was intriguing, so when I got this delivery of fresh green fennel, I thought I should try it for myself.
If you have been following my Blog, you will know by now that I cook with zero pesticide vegetables and greens from First Agro Farms, through their marketing arm, Sakura Fresh, and that I use dry fruits, berries or nuts, of one kind or the other in almost every dish, thus adding to the nutrient value of the food. Soups in particular get a creamy thickness when nuts are pureed along with the other ingredients.
I had on hand all the ingredients that I needed for the soup. The Turmeric Walnuts Fennel Soup tasted even better when warmed up after a day in the fridge. I woke up with a heavy cold and without the energy to prepare any food. I toasted some home made bread and heated up the soup, made an effort and garnished it with walnuts and basil flowers, added a spoonful of raw honey. It tasted so delicious and was filling, gave me just the boost I needed!