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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Homemade Asparagus Soup Recipe

There is one thing that I do not like - being wasteful. When cooking for my family from scratch almost every night, food easily spoils. 


I had purchased an extra pound of asparagus last week, and forgot all about it until today. The asparagus was wilted, and would not taste good if I prepared it for dinner using my traditional cooking method.


I decided to try something new, using whatever ingredients I could find in my kitchen, and create a soup using the asparagus. I experimented with the ingredients and the soup came out amazing! Even my picky eater, Tyler, gave it two thumbs up.

I served it with chicken covered in a tomato avocado salsa. I have shared the recipe to the main dish last night at OC Family Magazine.




Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of asparagus
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup of cream
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 Tbl. of butter
  • Dash of salt/pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tea. of thyme
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Directions:

Puree the asparagus and onion in a blender. I used a Vitamix.


Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan.
Cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes

Enjoy!!

How I would have made it different. I think it would have tasted better with a little bacon. Next time I will cook 3-4 slices of chopped bacon in the saucepan before adding all the ingredients. I think it will add a little more flavor to the soup.

11 comments:

  1. Bacon makes EVERYTHING better!

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  2. I love asparagus. This looks so good, I will have to give it a try.

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    1. Me too! It is a great way to avoid waste. :)

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  3. That looks really delicious! I love asparagus, I usually broil it. I am going to have try this!

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  4. Ok - love that it is Gluten free. Now I have to see how to make it dairy free too!

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    1. This looks amazing! Ciaran, if you figure out how to make it dairy free, call me!

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    2. Coconut milk/cream/yogurt works to make anything dairy free!

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  5. Yum!
    My kids love asparagus because they have the gene that makes their pee smell funny. #boys

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  6. What a great idea. We love grilled asparagus but I never thought about putting it in a soup : )

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