Asparagus (No cream) Creamy Soup - with garnish and overhead view

CREAMY (NO CREAM) ASPARAGUS SOUP

Asparagus (No cream) Creamy Soup - with garnish and overhead view

I love having a powerful blender to make this Creamy (No Cream) Asparagus Soup every year when the local asparagus season rolls around. A few potatoes thrown into the soup, will give it a creamy texture when pureed. And how do I get the asparagus to retain its bright green colour?

Read on to discover the trick that my favourite asparagus grower, Elna Edgar of Edgar Farms showed me. And for a hugely frugal tip: instead of buying the bundles of perfectly sized and shaped asparagus, when I want to stock up on this soup for the freezer, I buy the bags of odds and sods for a fraction of the price. Still one more tip – because there’s no cream in the soup, it freezes beautifully and is a breath of spring air during our long cold Canadian winters.

Asparagus (No cream) Creamy Soup - with garnish
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CREAMY (NO CREAM) ASPARAGUS SOUP

Asparagus (No cream) Creamy Soup - with garnish and overhead view

Adding potatoes while cooking gives this asparagus soup a creamy texture once pureed.

  • Author: Karen Anderson
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 bowls
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Puree
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon butter (if you want to make this vegan use more olive oil instead of the butter)

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 4 cups vegetable (or chicken) broth

  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 bunch asparagus, washed and chopped in 2-inch pieces (save a few tips for garnish)

  • 1 small head of romaine lettuce

  • Salt and pepper – to taste

  • Chive flowers or other edible flowers (optional) for garnish

Instructions

Notes

This soup freezes beautifully.

Equipment: Soup Pot, knife, cutting board, Vita-Mix or other powerful blender

Keywords: pureed soups

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