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Easy Asparagus Soup

This asparagus soup recipe is a delicious answer of what to do with the woody ends of asparagus.

Asparagus Soup

What can I do with the woody ends of asparagus?

This recipe is the solution to the woody ends of asparagus. Making this soup is an excellent way of eliminating waste. Making a soup is not an option; use them to make a stock with them for easy homemade vegetable stock.

How do you make asparagus soup from scratch?

Turn the heat on medium in a medium pot, add oil and onions, cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and asparagus stems, stir a few times. Add the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, cook for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.

2. Transfer soup in batches to a food blender, blitz on high for 1 minute, until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Evenly divide among 4 bowls and garnish each with 3 asparagus tips.

Why is my asparagus soup stringy?

Asparagus soup becomes stringy using thicker asparagus; I recommend using asparagus similar thickness to a #2 pencil. Also, straining your soup will help remove any stringy components. 

Is asparagus good for you?

Asparagus is rich in nutrients, folate, vitamin A, vitamin K, and fiber. It also has benefits with helping with weight loss, improved digestion (fiber), and lowering blood pressure because it acts as a natural diuretic (allows the body to remove excess salt and fluid).

Asparagus Soup

When’s asparagus season?

Although asparagus is available year-round, asparagus is a spring vegetable and offers the best nutritional value from late February to June. March and April is peak season. You’ll be able to buy more for less.  

 

Can you make ahead?

Fridge: Asparagus Soup: You can make soup one day in advance.

 

Freezer: Asparagus Soup: Soup can be made in advance and place in an airtight container after it cools off. Keep in the freezer for 3 months. Thaw 24-48 hours before using.

 

Reheating: Asparagus Soup: Bring a small amount of stock, water or milk to a boil and stir in soup, cook until hot. *A ¼ cup of liquid will be enough for 1 cup. 

Asparagus Soup

Recipe Video:

Substitution Options:

Common One to One Substitutions:

Oil of choice = Avocado Oil

Non-Dairy Cream = Heavy Cream

Granulated Sugar = Raw Cane Sugar

Asparagus Soup

what to serve with Asparagus Soup?

  • Garlic Bread
  • Croutons
  • Shaved Parmesan
  • Salad

Meal Ideas:

Recipe:

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

Kenneth
This asparagus soup recipe is a delicious answer to what to do with the woody ends of asparagus.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 persons
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped fine
  • 2 lbs. asparagus stems sliced, woody ends discarded
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 12 cooked asparagus tips garnish
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream garnish

Instructions
 

  • Turn the heat on medium in a medium pot, add oil and onions, cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and asparagus stems, stir a few times. Add the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, cook for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer soup in batches to a food blender, blitz on high for 1 minute, until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Evenly divide among 4 bowls, garnish each with 3 asparagus tips and 1 tablespoon heavy cream.

Notes

When you feel the resistance in your knife, you’ve hit the woody end of the asparagus. You can blanch, sauté, grill, or air-fry the asparagus tips.
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