PointsPlus Creamy Asparagus Soup with Roasted Pepper Purée Recipe

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PointsPlus Creamy Asparagus Soup with Roasted Pepper Purée Recipe

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.

Ready in
29 m
4
Servings
167
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 medium-sized baked potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
5%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4.1%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
26g
9%
Vitamin A
139µg
15%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
27.2%
Vitamin C
102mg
100%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
76µg
95%
Calcium
184mg
18%
Fiber
6g
26%
Folate (food)
126µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
126µg
32%
Iron
6mg
31%
Magnesium
68mg
17%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
247mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
917mg
26%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
21.2%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
23.8%
Zinc
2mg
12%