PointsPlus Creamy Asparagus Soup with Roasted Pepper Purée Recipe

PointsPlus Creamy Asparagus Soup with Roasted Pepper Purée Recipe
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Creamy Asparagus Soup with Roasted Pepper Purée

As striking in color as it is in flavor, this verdant first course is both refreshing and comforting at the same time. Silken tofu adds depth and body to this puréed asparagus soup. Enjoy this on a brisk afternoon for a quick and light lunch or as a prelude to a fish or pasta dish.

4
Servings
227
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  cups  fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • medium-sized baked potato, peeled and diced
  • 1  cup  chopped onion
  • medium-sized cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  cayenne, or to taste
  • 1 1/2  pound  fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into small pieces
  • 7  ounces  roasted red peppers packed in water, drained
  • 8  ounces  light silken tofu

Directions

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the broth, potato, onion, garlic, salt, and cayenne to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the asparagus. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, purée the roasted peppers in a blender until smooth. Spoon the puréed peppers into a small bowl and set aside. Rinse out the blender.

Purée the asparagus mixture and tofu in the blender until smooth (or use an immersion blender in the saucepan but be careful not to splatter hot liquid). Ladle the soup into bowls and drizzle the pepper purée over the top. Swirl into the soup with a knife. Serve hot or cold.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
17g
19%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
24µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
125mg
13%
Choline, total
39mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
45µg
11%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
54mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
181mg
26%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
498mg
33%
Water
368g
14%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.