Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup
Staff Writer
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Were your eyes too big for your stomach this past weekend at the farmers' market? This asparagus soup recipe is the perfect way to make use of a surplus of asparagus. Eat it fresh or keep it frozen to enjoy well past asparagus season. 

8
Servings
388
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 3 Pounds asparagus, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 Cups chicken stock
  • 1 Cup spinach
  • 6 thin asparagus spears, tips removed

Directions

Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stiring occasionally until transluscent, about 8-10 minutes. Add the asparagus pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook your asparagus until bright green and tender, about 4-5 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Add the spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until the spinach in wilted.

Remove the pot from the heat and let the soup cool. Set a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl. Purée the souop in a blender or food processor until smooth. Strain the soup through the strainer. Stir in the last 2 tablespoons of oil and season with salt and pepper. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
70µg
10%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
32mg
43%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
70µg
78%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Choline, total
36mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
163µg
41%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
73mg
10%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
1587mg
100%
Water
211g
8%
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.