Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

by Cookie
Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

Healthy, rich, intense, and creamy are some words that simply describe this BEST asparagus soup. Just a few ingredients and you will obtain a pure comfort fresh and easy soup to simply enjoy any time of the week.

Creamy asparagus soup is a great way to simply enjoy the tender and healthy stalks of asparagus that everyone will love. Made of fresh and seasonal asparagus, heavy cream, one potato, spices, and some grated parmesan topped over the soup will deliciously taste served both warm and cold. 

Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

In my family, any kind of vegan cream soups is simply welcomed. My daughter loves these kinds of puree soups made of spinach, celery, asparagus, tomato, and others that are simply flavorful and aromatic. Asparagus soup is an easy homemade cream soup served topped with some melting cheese and freshly grilled ciabatta bread. This is a classic French soup to enjoy as it is low in calories, tastes great, looks elegantly, and cleverly reduces ingredient wastes. This is the point I love most, as I love asparagus and try to make it in many of my dishes. But there are days when I buy it too much, so this kind of soup is always solving this problem. 

This asparagus soup looks elegant and can be served hot or well chilled. Both ways it will taste really delicious and healthy. 

Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

Is asparagus healthy?

As I have mentioned in some of my articles, asparagus is really a healthy and must-eat veggie. As Spring is the mother of asparagus, I try to buy it more and make different asparagus recipes. This healthy vegetable contains lots of vitamins, fibres, nutrients, and many other health benefits. Also, it is a key ingredient in the diet menu as it has lots of antioxidants. 

Can you eat it raw?

Asparagus is high in nutrients and can be eaten both raw and cooked. Both raw or cooked, it will maintain its health benefits, so try to eat it in any form but consider incorporating it into your menu. 

What to do with the ends of asparagus?

Usually when I cook asparagus I trim the ends. They are too hard and look less fancy as the rest of the stalk. However, the ends, just like the tips, have a lot of flavours and can be used in sauces or soups to add more flavour and aroma. Trim the ends and freeze until needed as you can easily make vegetable stock and use it in cooking. 

Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

How to make creamy asparagus soup?

Smooth and creamy asparagus soup is always warming your feelings and mood on a cold Spring day. It can be easily done in winter as well, but in spring it tastes more pronounced and much cheaper. 

This is a light creamy pureed soup that I love very much. We are asparagus-fans, so if you are the same fan as we, just follow the simple steps in making this great asparagus soup!

The ingredients for this recipe can be adjusted or changed as it is a versatile soup and you can make it at your preferences. 

  • 2 lbs fresh and trimmed asparagus
  • 1 medium potato for more consistency but it is optional. Easily skip it if you don’t have or don’t want to add it. Peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream, or plain yoghurt if you want it more dietary
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth or plain water
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • ½ lemon juice
  • Seasoning to taste

Toppings for the soup:

  • Some grated parmesan
  • Grilled garlic ciabatta bread
  • Fresh herbs
  • Additional: soft or hard-boiled eggs, crispy fried bacon, smacked salmon, other kinds of cheeses.

Let start making this great and delicious asparagus soup. 

Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

Wash and trim the asparagus and set aside while sauteing the onion. One medium yellow onion thinly diced saute in butter with some cloves of garlic until soft and golden. I adore sauteing veggies in butter as the aroma is mouthwatering and the taste is really fabulous.

Add the asparagus stalks and cook for 3 more minutes. Add the glass of white wine and cook until it half evaporates, on medium heat. Fry for about 6 minutes. And just now add the broth and one potato chunk. 

Bring to boil, reduce the heat, and cover partially and cook the asparagus and the veggies until tender, juicy and soft. About 15-20 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool down. Blend the cooled down soup and puree till it’s silky smooth. Taste for seasoning and add some. 

Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

For note: if the puree is too thick you can easily add some water to get the right consistency. Reheat the asparagus soup and stir in the heavy cream and some lemon juice. Mix well until all the ingredients have been incorporated. Taste and adjust salt or pepper if needed. Now is the time for serving. 

Top some parmesan and greenies and bon appetit!    

Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

Can asparagus soup be frozen?

Definitely! Asparagus soup can be easily stored when cooled down and served on the next day. However, keep in mind that this asparagus soup is made of heavy cream and you can’t store it for too long. This way you have two options: simply freeze the soup without the cream, or simply make it dairy-free. Defrost and reheat a splash of this great asparagus soup.

This healthy and creamy asparagus soup celebrates the asparagus season and a healthy way of life!

Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup
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Healthy and Creamy Asparagus Soup

Healthy, rich, intense, and creamy are some words that simply describe this BEST asparagus soup. Just a few ingredients and you will obtain a pure comfort fresh and easy soup to simply enjoy any time of the week.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Asparagus Soup, Creamy Asparagus Soup, Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Cookie

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs asparagus
  • 1 potato
  • 1/2 cup heavy-cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 glass white wine
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • seasoning

Toppings for the soup:

  • grated parmesan
  • grilled garlic ciabatta bread
  • fresh herbs

Instructions

  • Saute the diced onion with some cloves of garlic in butter about 5 minutes on a high to medium heat.
  • Add the trimmed asparagus and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Add the white wine and cook until it has evaporated. Add some seasoning. Cook 4 minutes more. Pour the vegetable broth and 1 potato and let all the veggies saute about 15-20 minutes at a reduced heat.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool down. Blend the cooled down soup and puree till it's silky smooth. Taste for seasoning and add some.
  • Reheat the asparagus soup and stir in the heavy cream and some lemon juice. Mix well until all the ingredients have been incorporated. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve topped with some grated parmesan and fresh herbs.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2830IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 5mg

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