Thursday, November 24, 2011

Asparagus Soup

Tis the season, and as it approaches I seem to become interested in all things red and green. Hence, asparagus soup. This is a wonderfully yummy take on the non-vegan version. I included potato in the recipe to give the soup more texture, but if you don't like potatoes reduce by half. You'll still get the benefits, but with less potato flavor.

Asparagus Soup

2 T olive oil
1 C chopped shallot, 2 large
3 garlic cloves, minced
32 oz. vegetable broth
2 lbs. asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 lb. potato, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 t salt
1/4 t dried thyme
1/8 t white pepper
1/8 t celery salt
croutons

Warm the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the shallot and garlic and saute until the shallot is translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, thyme and celery salt. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Trim the woody ends off of the asparagus and discard. Cut the asparagus into 1 inch pieces, then peel and cube the potato. Add the cut asparagus and cubed potato to the stock and return to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes or until the  asparagus and potato are tender. Once the vegetables are tender, either carefully transfer the soup to a blender and puree until smooth, or use an immersion blender and blend until smooth. Serve with croutons on top as a garnish.

4 comments:

Allie said...

Your blog is looking great. Way to go, Mom!

PS. Bringing you home a Vegan macaroon... :)

thevegantummy said...

Yea!!!! I'm excited to try it!

Thanks Allie!

:-)

affectionforfitness said...

My husband *loves!* asparagus. Maybe I should try to win points with this soup. :D

:-) Marion

thevegantummy said...

Hi Marion,

My husband, a meat eater, really liked the soup.

You should try it. It's very simple to make.

BTW, your blog is looking great!!

:)