Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup

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Asparagus has such a unique flavor and appearance. These spiky green shoots are gladly welcomed in spring, when we’re anxious for farm fresh produce.

Did you know it’s part of the lily family? And that they can grow up to a foot in a single day if cared for properly? Just a little asparagus trivia for your reading pleasure.

Making Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup

Asparagus are lovely roasted, grilled, steamed and sauteed, but what l really crave is Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup!

Not “Cream Of”, mind you. This creamy soup is completely guilt free!

How to Make Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup

I offer you another recipe low in fat and carbs, intended to delight your taste buds and your waistline.

The secret is in the beans. *smile*

How To: Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup

To make this Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup, I pureed white beans into a simmering pot of asparagus as a thickener. Not only do beans add extra protein, but they provide a lovely smooth texture.

Fresh Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup

Right at the end, a dollop of  Greek yogurt blended in, gives the sense of creamy indulgence without the fat and calories. It’s a beautiful thing!

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~Hanna Rion

Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe #healthy #lowcarb

Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe #healthy #lowcarb
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Light and Creamy Asparagus Soup

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Light and Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe - A fresh and healthy soup recipe for spring. Asparagus with white bean puree to make a healthy creamy base.
Servings: 4 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Light and Creamy Asparagus Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 641mg 27%
Potassium 1401mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 12g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 36.4%
Vitamin C 21.1%
Calcium 16.7%
Iron 49.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Macadamia Nut Oil, or butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds asparagus, 2 bunches
  • 6 cups chicken stocks
  • 14 ounces can white beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-3 pinches of cayenne
  • 1 lemon
  • 3-4 slices of bacon, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, warm the oil/butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Cut the tops off and reserve for garnish. Cut the rough ends off the bottom.
  2. Chop the rest of the asparagus into short segments and add to the pot. Sauté for another 3-5 minutes--until the asparagus in bright in color and tender. Add the beans, stock and cayenne to taste. Simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered.
  3. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Add the yogurt and puree again. Salt and pepper to taste, and add a squeeze of lemon.
  4. Place a small skillet over medium heat. Brown the bacon; then add the asparagus tops to the bacon. Sauté for 1-2 minutes. Drain and garnish the soup with the bacon and asparagus.

 

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74 comments on “Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup

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  2. Mariaposted June 6, 2017 at 10:48 am Reply

    The article is perfect. I very love it!!!

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  4. Renateposted May 19, 2016 at 4:08 am Reply

    I made this soup yesterday and it turned out Fantastic!  I just had to add a little more seasoning.  Does it say anywhere what the nutritional values are?

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  6. Maryposted April 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm Reply

    All soup, creamy or cream or otherwise, is guilt-free for me, whether or not I choose to eat it, as long as the ingredients are produced ethically. It’s not a moral issue. But I really do love asparagus in soups, and crave good recipes for it.

  7. TidyMomposted February 29, 2012 at 8:49 am Reply

    this looks amazing and delicious Sommer!
    Thanks for joining #Soupapalooza!

  8. The Mistress of Spicesposted May 17, 2011 at 4:39 am Reply

    I love this recipe! Such a wonderful idea to puree some beans and use that as a thickener. I can’t wait to make this with all the gorgeous asparagus I’ve been seeing in the Paris markets recently!

  9. Jennaposted May 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm Reply

    Hey again! Just wanted to let you know that I posted about your recipe today on my blog and linked back to you. Thanks again–it was incredible.

    http://jennaseverythingblog.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/light-and-creamy-asparagus-soup/

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  11. Gitteposted May 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm Reply

    Looks wonderful. I wonder if the outcome would be very different if you used white asparagus instead.

  12. Laurieposted May 3, 2011 at 7:07 am Reply

    Thx for a great recipe. I made it a couple weeks ago and it was perfect!!!

  13. Betsyposted May 2, 2011 at 10:48 am Reply

    fantastic photos! May is asparagus month over at our Seasonal Potluck. If you’d like to link your asparagus recipe to ours, we’d love to have you!
    http://bit.ly/eLlgG2

  14. Natascha Kessler - Heaven on Hearthposted May 2, 2011 at 10:00 am Reply

    This is a wonderful light and fresh soup for Spring. I love it!

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  17. Magic of Spiceposted April 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm Reply

    What a perfectly beautiful soup recipe!

  18. Jenposted April 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm Reply

    This soup looks perfect for the spring or summer :)

  19. Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Parisposted April 11, 2011 at 3:09 am Reply

    Wow! I love asparagus and your soup, without cream (I’m allergic) is going right to my “carnet de recettes” (recipe book) Thanks!!

  20. Tiffanyposted April 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm Reply

    Beautiful Sommer!

  21. Aldyposted April 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm Reply

    This soup look so creamy and delicious, Sommer. Beautiful Recipe !

    Have a wonderful day!

    Aldy.

  22. Dmarieposted April 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm Reply

    hey, Spicy, just nominated you for Best Cooking Blog over on http://www.saveur.com/2011-best-food-blog-nominations.jsp. Hope others join me in this!

    thanks for all you do!!

  23. Priya Mahadevanposted April 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm Reply

    I have been buying and making a bunch of recipes with this awesome veggie, which really lends itself very well to Indian cooking too – I will certainly add this soup to my repertoire with Asparagus.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  24. [email protected]posted April 10, 2011 at 10:22 am Reply

    I love asparagus soup and I always try to cut back on the cals by using milk instead of cream, but now I am going to try out your method with the yogurt and the beans… great ideas!