Creamy & Delicious Asparagus Soup (Recipe)

 

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year. Why not celebrate the good news with a delicious spring-worthy soup?

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound asparagus, rinsed trimmed and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 3/4 Cup onion, chopped (a little less than one medium onion)
  • 1 3/4 Cup vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • Coarse salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 Pinch nutmeg
  • 1 Cup skim milk (or soy, if your prefer)
  • 1/2 Cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish (optional)
  • Chives, chopped to garnish (optional)

Instructions:
1. In a large saucepan over high heat, bring asparagus and onion in 1/2 cup vegetable broth to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and let cook until tender.
2. Place vegetables in a food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside.
3. In the saucepan, melt butter. Whisk constantly while stirring in flour, salt pepper, and nutmeg, cooking for about 2 minutes. Pour in remaining vegetable oil in bring heat up to medium, stirring until it boils.
4. Add asparagus/onion mixture and milk into the saucepan, stirring constantly until evenly distributed. Stir in yogurt and lemon juice. Continue stirring until the soup is hot. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and/or some chopped chives if desired.

Recipe Adapted From: AllRecipes

14 Hearty & Healthy Soups

67 comments

William C
William C1 years ago

Thanks.

SEND
W. C
W. C1 years ago

Thank you.

SEND
Sonia M

Sounds delicious thanks for sharing

SEND
Marija M
Marija M1 years ago

tks for sharing

SEND
Lisa M
Lisa M1 years ago

Only vegan for me.

SEND
Lisa M
Lisa M1 years ago

Only vegan for me.

SEND
Elena Poensgen
Elena P3 years ago

Thank you

SEND
Dale O.

Poor Punxsutawney Phil, this groundhog is being indicted for a felony crime of predicting an early Spring and they are calling for capital punishment. Justice for groundhogs, wake up the mayor from a warm cozy bed instead of hauling out an innocent groundhog from his hibernation.

While eating this soup, give a thought to Phil who is falsely accused!


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/03/21/ohio-prosecutor-seeks-death-penalty-for-punxsutawney-phil-after-bad-forecast/

SEND
Kimberly Coryat
Kimberly C6 years ago

I make a similar brew, although I add as much celery as onion and I reserve the asparagus tips for the soup. I only puree the stalks. Delicious!

SEND
Martha S.
Martha S.6 years ago

I have tried putting cooked and raw asparagus in food processors and blenders and still too stringy. I put the raw asparagus bottom ends in a juicer and make soup from the juice and a few whole tips.

SEND