Grapefruit and Fennel Consommé

The right soup to help your detox systems work smoother and energize your health!

August 8, 2016

This soup is like a tonic with the sweet and bitter grapefruit and potent licorice-like flavor of the fennel. Citrus and fennel both help your detox systems work smoother, and I think the fresh aroma of this soup has energizing and healing properties before you even taste that first spoonful.

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Enjoy the full sensory experience of this soup. It's prettier and more delicate than just about any other soup I make. 

Grapefruit and Fennel Consommé


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small bulb fennel, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 red grapefruits, segmented and chopped into bite-size pieces and juice reserved (about 4 cups flesh and 1 cup juice)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Cook the fennel, salt, and pepper, stirring frequently, for 8 minutes, or until the fennel starts to caramelize. Add a splash of water and allow the steam to cook the fennel for 1 minute.

2. In a large bowl, combine the fennel, grapefruit juice and segments, orange peel, water, and dill.

3. Ladle into bowls and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight. Enjoy chilled.

Adapted from Soup Cleanse Cookbook