Velvety Asparagus Soup Recipe

Since asparagus is a great ally for our health, filled with cancer-fighting compounds as well as luscious flavor, this soup makes a lovely starter for the spring season.

Creamy and soothing, and a lovely shade of springtime green, this soup is perfect for a light supper along with bread and a salad, or as a pretty first course for your Easter dinner.

Using a blender or food processor makes it a snap to prepare—and we include a vegan version, too.


1 pound fresh asparagus
4 1/2 cups vegetable stock
3 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
2 medium-sized potatoes, diced
salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste
1 cup light cream or soy cream
fresh dill sprigs for garnish (optional)

1. Chop bottom half of asparagus spears into 2-inch lengths and place in soup pot along with vegetable stock. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon and transfer to a colander over a bowl, pressing on the stalks to get as much juice from them as possible, then discarding the fibrous stalks. Add the extracted juice back into the soup pot.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the onion, stirring while cooking for 5 minutes. Chop the top half of the asparagus stalks into 1-inch pieces. Add asparagus pieces, celery, and potato to onion and butter. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover the saucepan and allow vegetables to cook for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of simmered stock and cover saucepan again, cooking another 7 or 8 minutes, until potato is tender, adding more liquid if the mixture gets too dry.

3. Process these cooked vegetables in a blender or food processor until smooth, then add this puree back into the soup pot, adding cream. Simmer for 5 minutes, then taste and add salt and pepper, if necessary.

4. May be served warm or chilled, garnished with a sprig of fresh dill, if desired.

Serves 6.

Inspired by Soup Makes the Meal, by Ken Haedrich (Harvard Common Press, 2001).

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Natasha Salgado
Natasha Salgado2 years ago

Yummy...thanks 4 the recipe!

Paul Girardin
Paul Girardin2 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Good recipe.Thanks for sharing

Dale O.

Delicious and tasty.

Patricia H.
Patricia H.2 years ago

thanks for sharing this recipe, sounds great

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago


suheyla c.
Suheyla C.3 years ago

Thank you for soup

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Thanks Annie.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Healthy asparagus soup recipe. Love it. Thanks.