Asparagus Soup – Closet Cooking

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:20 minutes Total Time:30 minutes Servings: 4

A quick and easy creamy asparagus soup!

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan cheese), grated
  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the broth, asparagus and potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the asparagus and potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the basil and lemon zest and puree the soup with a hand blender, or in a food processor, or in a blender, until smooth before returning it to the saucepan.
  6. Add the cream, cheese, and miso paste, mix well and let cook until the cheese has melted into the sauce, about 3 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

Option: Use butter instead of oil.
Option: Use a leek instead of an onion.
Option: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes along with the garlic for some heat!
Option: Use a different cheese such as asiago, grana padano, pecorino romano, gruyere, cheddar, brie, etc.
Option: Use cauliflower instead of potatoes.
Option: Use a different herb instead of the basil, such as parsley, dill etc.
Option: Add toasted pine nuts, both pureed with the soup and as a garnish on top.
Option: Use milk, yogurt, sour cream cottage cheese, etc instead of cream.
Option: Add extra flavours like morel mushrooms, garlic scapes, etc.
Option: Add garnished such as crispy bacon, prosciutto, croutons, etc.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 321, Fat 23g (Saturated 9g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 54mg, Sodium 651mg, Carbs 38g (Fiber 5g, Sugars 9g), Protein 15g

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