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Asparagus Soup ~ Fresh, Healthy, & Full of Flavor
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Asparagus Soup

Asparagus soup is great for those spring evenings when it's not acting like spring. It's wonderfully rich and flavorful, and healthy too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asparagus soup
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Cery

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh asparagus and frosen end pieces cut into 1-2" pieces
  • 1 med onion diced
  • 1 quart homemade chicken stock
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshy ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • In a Dutch oven put 1 cup of the broth, asparagus pieces, and diced onion. Bring the broth to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and put the cover on. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the asparagus is soft.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Put the mixture into a blender or food processor and puree until it's smooth. Letting it cool will avoid an explosion from the blender. But it's still a good idea to hold the lid on tightly. Add more broth if necessary to get it smooth. Set that aside for a few minutes.
  • Put the Dutch oven back on medium heat and melt the butter.
  • Sprinkle the flour, salt, and pepper over the butter. With a whisk, stir constantly for about 2 minutes. The goal here is to brown the flour without letting it burn.
  • Pour the rest of the broth in slowly while whisking.
  • Increase the heat and continue whisking until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Add the asparagus puree to the pot.
  • Continue to whisk the soup until it comes to a boil. That will only take a few minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the cream and the lemon juice and adjust the seasonings.
  • Ladle into bowls and garnish as desired.

Notes

The soup can be easily reheated by simply adding some more chicken stock to the pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1273mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1668IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg