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
272
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
41µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
130mg
13%
Choline, total
21mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
46µg
12%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
50mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
199mg
28%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
535mg
36%
Water
356g
13%
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.