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: 6
Nutrition Facts
Light and Creamy Asparagus Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 428mg 18%
Potassium 1004mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 8g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 24.2%
Vitamin C 14.1%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 35.5%
* 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 stock
  • 14 ounces white beans (1 can), drained
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-3 pinches cayenne
  • 1 lemon
  • 3-4 slices 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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75 comments on “Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup

  1. Emilyposted November 16, 2018 at 1:26 am Reply

    Made this with spinach also blended in and sour cream in place of the yogurt. Fantastic recipe. Doubled the amount of beans. The lemon is a must, bloomed the flavors like nothing else does.  

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

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

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  5. 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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  7. 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.

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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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  12. 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.

  13. 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!!!

  14. 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

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

    What a perfectly beautiful soup recipe!

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

    This soup looks perfect for the spring or summer :)

  20. 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!!

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

    Beautiful Sommer!

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

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

    Have a wonderful day!

    Aldy.

  23. 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!!

  24. 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 :)

  25. [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!

  26. Katerinaposted April 10, 2011 at 10:06 am Reply

    This soup looks absolutely fantastic Sommer. I wish I had a sip.

  27. Saraposted April 10, 2011 at 9:53 am Reply

    My favorite soup. I usually don’t cream it up but I love your alternative of adding greek yogurt. I’ll try this next time

  28. Nisrine M.posted April 10, 2011 at 5:36 am Reply

    Gorgeous soup, Sommer. I’d die for a bowl for brunch today!

  29. Dmarieposted April 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm Reply

    there are 4 asparagus in our fridge right now…the first little crop of the season! before much longer though, there will be a glut, and I am thrilled to get and bookmark this recipe for when that time comes. MANY thanks, Spicy!!

  30. Ilkeposted April 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Thank you for not making another “Cream of” soup! This is a perfect start for spring which does not last too long in the South! It is crazy that they can grow a foot in a day!

  31. Aliciaposted April 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm Reply

    I love the colour of this soup. It looks delicious and healthy!

  32. Mary Annposted April 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm Reply

    I just made this for lunch and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe and such beautiful pictures!

  33. Priscillaposted April 9, 2011 at 11:18 am Reply

    I’ve used this secret creamy ingredient in my soups – works wonderfully! The sprinkle of bacon is a nice touch as is the macadamia nut oil, yum!

  34. Sanjeeta kkposted April 9, 2011 at 9:18 am Reply

    Have never used Asparagus in soups. The soup look so creamy and refreshing, Sommer.

  35. elle marieposted April 9, 2011 at 12:46 am Reply

    First of all.. yummers, secondly.. love the burlap prop and the dishes.. SWOON! Is that little bits of bacon I see?

  36. Pachecopattyposted April 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm Reply

    Gorgeous soup. I love the first asparagus of the season;-)

  37. Lindaposted April 8, 2011 at 9:32 am Reply

    I love your “secret” creamy, thickener! and I have used that method in the past – no one can tell! Beautiful color to the soup and a perfect Spring soup!

  38. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted April 8, 2011 at 4:30 am Reply

    A beautiful spring soup, I love that’s it’s cream free too!

  39. Amandaposted April 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm Reply

    This looks delicious! I am a huge asparagus fan. And I would never have thought to use beans as a thickening agent…genius! :)

  40. Jenposted April 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm Reply

    We made Cream of Asparagus soup in my first semester in culinary school – the recipe was just awful though. This looks so velvety. I’m going to have to give it a try because I love asparagus. And it’s got bacon!

  41. Christina @ This Woman Cooks!posted April 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm Reply

    I love asparagus, so much that it’s probably my favorite vegetable. But can you believe I’ve never had asparagus soup…I must try this!

  42. Eileenposted April 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Ohhh. This soup looks delicious. I love asparagus. We are attempting to grow asparagus but haven’t had much luck. I bought six more plants recently in hopes that at least one plant will be productive. Wish me luck!

  43. denise @ bread expectationsposted April 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm Reply

    Didn’t know asparagus is cousin to the lily, but it does shout “SPRING!!” doesn’t it? :) Love that this is cream free but looks so luscious and velvety. The bacon and macadamia nut oil are lovely touches too!

  44. Rebeccaposted April 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm Reply

    Looks delish. I’ve been making asparagus in the toaster. http://rfoster-faith.livejournal.com/38726.html

  45. Katarinaposted April 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm Reply

    The soup looks amazing!

  46. Annaposted April 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Guilty free and creamy is awesooooooome, Loved the way it looks too.

  47. Julieposted April 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to make this…looks so good!

  48. torviewtorontoposted April 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm Reply

    lovely presentation and colour

  49. fooddreamerposted April 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Oooh, nice going with the beans to thicken the soup! It looks so creamy and delicious.

  50. Victoria @ Mission: Foodposted April 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm Reply

    A lovely spring soup!! My favorite vegetable I look forward to in spring is peas! The frozen ones are pretty good year round, but the availability of fresh peas in spring just puts a huge smile on my face :)

  51. Donnieposted April 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm Reply

    That looks good and healthy.

  52. CLAIREposted April 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm Reply

    Looks amazing!

  53. Alicia @ Alicia's Homemakingposted April 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm Reply

    This looks AMAZING! Next time I buy bacon, I’m going to make this!! :D

  54. Jennifurlaposted April 7, 2011 at 11:20 am Reply

    that is just plain old gorgeous, I bet fragrant and the color – fab

  55. Maris (In Good Taste)posted April 7, 2011 at 11:20 am Reply

    This soup looks amazing! The picturesa are gorgeous and your pot matches the soup!!! Really nice presentation.

  56. Cherineposted April 7, 2011 at 10:48 am Reply

    Asparagus are in season and I can’t wait to try this!! Looks fabulous!!

  57. Angie's Recipesposted April 7, 2011 at 12:48 pm Reply

    I love asparagus, esp. the green one. This soup is exactly the one for me :-))

  58. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchenposted April 7, 2011 at 10:43 am Reply

    This looks like the perfect spring soup. I love the bacon garnish….yum!

  59. Tricia @ Saving room for dessertposted April 7, 2011 at 10:29 am Reply

    Beautiful soup! I love asperagus and have considered growing it. I know you don’t get a harvest the first year but never knew it was from the lilly family or that it would grow that much in one day! Amazing. The bowls are terrific too :)

  60. Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Growposted April 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm Reply

    Yum! This looks so wonderful and delicious!

  61. Fresh and Foodieposted April 7, 2011 at 8:56 am Reply

    Gorgeous! Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies. Love the color and how it looks in the crisp white bowls, plus bacon on top is always good. This recipe is further proof as to why I need an immersion blender!

  62. sweetlifeposted April 7, 2011 at 8:40 am Reply

    great idea to use beans to thicken the soup, thanks for sharing!!

    sweetlife

  63. Kristenposted April 7, 2011 at 8:31 am Reply

    I have seen zilch in the way of asparagus this year in the grocery stores. In my mind asparagus is one of the sure signs of spring. Your soup sounds wonderful.

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  65. Chris's Gourmet Fashionposted April 7, 2011 at 8:27 am Reply

    The rain is back again …. I too was making asparagus soup when we had our last rains … maybe it’s that time again … I’ve never tried adding beans to asparagus soup (I do add butter beans to veteatable soup) so I’d love to give this a try. Great photos!

  66. Hester Casey - Alchemyposted April 7, 2011 at 8:06 am Reply

    Beautiful soup and excellent presentation/photography. Love the garnish!

  67. [email protected]posted April 7, 2011 at 7:36 am Reply

    This recipe came just in time for me. I’m doing the P90X workouts and meal plan which call for a lot of soups. Asparagus is one of them but their recipe is not nearly as appetizing as yours. I’m stumbling it for future reference.

  68. carolinaheartstringsposted April 7, 2011 at 9:22 am Reply

    I cannot wait to buy some asparagus and give this a try. It looks wonderful.

  69. Nanaposted April 7, 2011 at 7:19 am Reply

    Thanks for the asparagus lesson, Sommer. I definitely will be trying this one with the white beans for the creaminess. Congratulations to the pasta winner, Rachel! I’m holding out for the next giveaway and for sure will be voting for your team’s Krispie presentation. You da best.

  70. Feast on the Cheapposted April 7, 2011 at 9:16 am Reply

    I love this! The perfect spring soup…and everything’s better with a little bacon

  71. My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted April 7, 2011 at 7:08 am Reply

    I just made asparagus soup two days ago. I always roast mine in the oven. Great idea with the addition of the beans. I have to try that next time.

  72. Geniposted April 7, 2011 at 6:00 am Reply

    I love asparagus, and your soup looks amazing! I love that there is no cream.

    (And I had no idea that asparagus can grow an entire foot in one day! Cool!)

  73. Cécyposted April 7, 2011 at 5:53 am Reply

    I can’t wait for the farmer’s market to open to get some local ones. I might go with sauteed with a little oil, lemon and sesame seeds first but your soup looks yummy.
    It’s the second time this week that I hear about the trick to use pureed beans to add creaminess. Something I’m going to have to try.

  74. 5 Star Foodieposted April 7, 2011 at 6:20 am Reply

    Your asparagus soup looks amazingly creamy and I love the idea of using white beans, perfectly light and healthy!

  75. Belinda @zomppaposted April 7, 2011 at 6:17 am Reply

    What an absolutely delicious soup! Gorgeous.