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:

INGREDIENTS

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).

9 comments

Rosalind R.
Rosalind R6 years ago

I just bought some asparagus yesterday...it'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.

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Gordana Roljic
Gordana Roljic6 years ago

worth to try

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Penny C.
penny C6 years ago

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

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Tanik Tri R
Tanik Tr7 years ago

I like asparagus, thanks for the recipe..

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gail d.
gail dair7 years ago

thankyou for great recipe

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Sandy and Tigger
Sandra Watson7 years ago

Sounds yummy!

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Lilith Graves
Lilith Graves7 years ago

Thanks for the info.

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Lim Yiying
Lim Y7 years ago

i like asparagus soup!thx!!:D

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Kim T.
Past Member 7 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.

aloe vera

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