Light recipes, Main courses

Fennel cream with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and croutons


3 fennels

1 medium-sized yellow onion

Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI


bread croutons and fennel leaves


Author: Monica Bergomi

Wash the fennel thoroughly, removing all the traces of soil. Remove the outer tougher layers and set aside some of the green leaves.

Pour just a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a stainless steel casserole, covering the bottom, add the onion, the fennels cut in slices, salt and let sauté for a few minutes.

Add as much boiling water as needed to cover the fennels and let cook at medium flame until the vegetables are soft, it will take 15 minutes. Remove from the fire and, using a hand held mixer, reduce to a creamy consistence. Taste and add salt if needed.

Transfer the cream in the serving containers of your choice, decorate with the green leaves and a ribbon of Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI. Serve with croutons of country style bread.

Fennel velouté is a light cream, particularly suitable as detoxifying food to eat after the holidays’ large meals and, at the same time, it is a tasty, healthy satisfying dish. Vegan and vegetarian light preparation.