After a few weeks of eating poorly (mostly out, not cooking proper meals), my body yells at me for a quick break and detox. I definitely have my go-to quick detox (read here), and I still stuck with my salmon/kale dinners, but this time I thought I’d also make this cleansing soup that I bookmarked on the Coveteur site. The recipe is actually from Splendid Spoon, is super easy and cheap to make, and simmers away to become a gorgeous simple soup.
I made a full batch of it and have been sipping a cup or so a couple of times a day. I love the lightless of the soup, freshness from the dill and the punch of red pepper flakes to wake up the palate.
RECIPE (from the Coveteur)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, smashed and chopped
1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced (a round one if you can find it; makes about 2 ½ cups)
2 quarts water
1 tsp sea salt
1 red chilli pepper, any variety (use gloves if your skin is sensitive to hot peppers) or 1⁄2 tsp red-pepper flakes
grated peel of 1 lemon
grated peel and juice of 1 large orange
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh dill
- In a large pot over medium heat, warm the oil. Cook the onion, garlic, and fennel, stirring for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the mixture is soft.
- Add the water, salt, pepper, lemon peel, orange peel, and orange juice. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
- Stir in the dill and enjoy hot