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This asparagus soup is thick and creamy, but it doesn’t have any flour or milk cream. So it is as light as it is delicious. Just seeing it, and I think spring!

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Yesterday I made a couple of these ham and asparagus quiches for a Facebook Live demo. My first Facebook Live and also sponsored by the National Pork Board. You cannot imagine my happiness and all the love that I put into the matter.

Creamy asparagus soup - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoine

For the quiches recipe, I used asparagus tips, and kept two pounds of asparagus stalks. So I decided to take advantage of them by making this delicious soup.

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY ASPARAGUS SOUP

Creamy asparagus soup - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoine

This is a springtime soup. I love to make it when asparagus are in season and at a super good price. To prepare it, I sauté onions in butter, then add the diced asparagus stalks. I reserve the tips to add them, previously blanched, at the time of serving as a garnish.

HOW TO THICKEN AN ASPARAGUS SOUP

To give a creamy consistency to this soup, without having to resort to flours or dairy products, I add potatoes and the matter is solved. I blend everything together and the result is the silkiest and most delicious asparagus soup you can dream of.

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN ASPARAGUS SOUP


The only not plant-based ingredient in this soup is the butter in which I sauté the onion. I don’t use any chicken broth to cook it either. So this is a vegetarian soup. If you want to make it totally vegan, you just have to substitute the butter for a little olive oil.

CREAMY ASPARAGUS SOUP RECIPE

To make this recipe you will need some utensils including:

The following is my recipe. I hope you like it as much as I do. Thank you for subscribing to my YouTube channel and visiting my Amazon store.

Creamy Asparagus Soup - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoine
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Asparagus Soup

This creamy asparagus soup is perfect to have during spring time when asparagus are in season.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 167kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cups onion , chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes , peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups asparagus stems cut into half-inch pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt
  • A pinch of white pepper (optional)
  • 24 asparagus tips

Instructions

  • In a pot over medium heat, bring the butter to melt.
  • Add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes until wilted.
  • Add asparagus steams and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  • Add potatoes and water, increase the heat to medium high and bring to a boil.
  • Once is boiling, cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for 20 minutes, until the potatoes and asparagus are soft.
  • Pour half into the glass of a blender, add salt to taste and blend until a smooth and creamy soup is formed. Process the other half in the same way.
  • In a small pot, bring a cup of water to a boil, add the asparagus tips, salt and blanch for 30-40 seconds. Strain and transfer the asparagus to a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  • Serve the soup hot and garnish with the asparagus tips.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 83mg4%
Potassium 665mg19%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1395IU28%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soups
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: creamy asparagus soup recipe, gluten free asparagus soup, how to make asparagus soup, no flour asparagus soup recipe
Author: Enri

Notes

This asparagus soup is a vegetarian. To make it vegan, you just have to substitute the butter for olive oil, or for the vegetable fat of your choice.
This soup is delicious with with croutons, or crème fraîche.

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