Creamy Asparagus Soup

Asparagus has the spring-like taste that we start to crave this time of year: its lovely color and fresh appeal are just what we need to get past the late winter blahs.

This soup is an especially tasty offering: cauliflower adds its cancer-fighting nutrition, and there is plenty of healthful garlic to ward off colds and flu. Springtime flavor and creaminess without dairy, right here:


6 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 cloves garlic, thickly sliced
1 cup coarsely chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon dill seeds
Sea salt to taste
2 cups bites-sized cauliflower florets
1 cup coarsely chopped celery
4 cups asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons dried thyme
1 bay leaf

1. In a teakettle or small pot, bring water to a boil.

2. In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onions, dill seeds, and salt and saute, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until onions begin to soften and ingredients are fragrant.

3. Add cauliflower and celery and continue to saute 5 minutes more, until celery is bright green and cauliflower has begun to soften.

4. Add boiling water to pot along with asparagus, basil, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer soup 10 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender. Remove and discard bay leaf.

5. Puree soup in batches in blender or with a hand-held immersion blender, until smooth.

6. Return to pot and heat through. Serve piping hot.

Serves 4 to 6.

Inspired by Going Wild in the Kitchen, by Leslie Cerier (Square One Publishers, 2005).


Rosalind R.
Rosalind R.5 years ago

I just bought some asparagus's one of my favorite veggies....great by itself as a side, in salads, or in a soup.
Even the tough ends can be boiled for a soup base, so as not to be wasted.

Gordana Roljic
Gordana Roljic5 years ago

worth to try

Penny C.
penny C.5 years ago

Asparagus is another good veggie in the fight against cancer and so tasty too.Thank you for the recipe.

Tanik Tri R
Tanik Tr6 years ago

I like asparagus, thanks for the recipe..

gail d.
gail dair6 years ago

thankyou for great recipe

Sandy and Tigger
Sandra Watson6 years ago

Sounds yummy!

Lilith Graves
Lilith Graves6 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Lim Yiying
Lim Y.6 years ago

i like asparagus soup!thx!!:D

Kim T.
Past Member 6 years ago

Brilliant timing for me – over here our asparagus season is full-on. I really like the simplicity of this recipe, and just happen to have a bunch of asparagus in the fridge.

Thank you so much for sharing this.

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