Spring Asparagus Soup

Spring Asparagus Soup

There is soup. And then there is life changing soup! I’ll be bold enough to say this is the latter. I had low expectations on this one. How good could mushy stalks of woody asparagus be? We’re talking smooth, velvety spring-in-a-bowl good!!!

Spring Delight
Lovely Spring Green Color

I decided to do one last warm soup for the season. It’s too warm for a hearty stew, but too rainy and chilly for gazpacho. The asparagi (as I call them) are just coming in to season. Ergo, this is a perfect soup for spring. It reminds me of the season’s first sprouting of grass, or budding trees that have not yet blossomed. SO GOOD! I hope you give it a chance and enjoy it as much as I did.

ASPARAGUS SOUP (adapted from Whole Foods recipe)
INGREDIENTS:
2 bunches of asparagus
1 white potato
2 15 oz cans of low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup of white onion
1/4 cup of milk
1 tablespoon butter
Lemon
Salt
Pepper

PREP
1. Heat butter in sauce pan and cook onion until soft.
2. Add broth and potato to pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
3. Break of ends of asparagus and cut stalk into one inch pieces. Add to pot and simmer another 15 minutes until asparagus is soft.
4. Using a slotted spoon, reserve one quarter cup of cooked asparagus.
5. Blend the remaining soup mixture in a food processor or with a hand blender (my life saver!)
6. Once blended, add milk, a squeeze of lemon, nice pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Toss reserved asparagus back in and simmer another 5 minutes.
7. Remove from heat and kick off Spring in a delicious, nutritious way!

CHECK OUT THESE TIPS FOR GROWING YOUR OWN ASPARAGUS FROM THE PARENTING PATCH.

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10 thoughts on “Spring Asparagus Soup

  1. OMG! Do you even know HOW much I LOVE asparagus??? I am drooling over this soup!!!

    Does it still make your pee pee smelly ??? LOL

  2. OMG! Do you even know HOW much I LOVE asparagus??? I am drooling over this soup!!!

    Does it still make your pee pee smelly ??? LOL

  3. Hi Jenn! This Asparagus Soup looks great! I was just thinking about asparagus soup- I will make some as soon as asparagus gets a little cheaper.
    I like the way you express yourself here on your blog. (thanks for visiting my blog too!)
    Best wishes, Andrea

  4. Hi Jenn! This Asparagus Soup looks great! I was just thinking about asparagus soup- I will make some as soon as asparagus gets a little cheaper.
    I like the way you express yourself here on your blog. (thanks for visiting my blog too!)
    Best wishes, Andrea

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