Dig in and enjoy a bowl of this delicious Asparagus Soup which feels indulgent and creamy but is made from the simplest of ingredients.
Asparagus Soup with Leeks
One of my favourite soups of all time has got to be cream of asparagus soup. In fact just talking about it right now is making me crave a bowl.
There is just something super comforting about asparagus soup, mainly because it brings back many childhood memories for me. I just love the flavours asparagus gives to soup.
You truly will not believe how simple the ingredients in this soup are, yet it comes packed with flavour. It's not always true that for a recipe to be delicious it has to have heaps of ingredients, sometimes too many ingredients can overpower and confuse a recipe and that is certainly not the case here.
A subtle sweetness from the asparagus paired with onions, leeks and some thyme is pretty much the only flavours you need in this Asparagus Soup.
Serving Asparagus Soup
Serve it just as it is, or add a bit of protein, so many different choices would go perfectly on the top of this, from sauteed sausage to poached eggs, to a little bacon, grated cheddar or parmesan. Alternatively a couple of slices of your favourite high fibre bread with a little butter is delicious to or or you could make this Gluten Free Soda Bread made from oats.
For some additional protein, my favourite way to serve this soup is with some leftover cooked seasoned chicken added to the top. It makes it feel so much more filling too, like a completely meal in a bowl.
If you don't have some cooked chicken on hand, you can quickly cook up some chicken breast or thighs in a pan with paprika, garlic powder and onion powder until it has a lovely deep colour of flavour and then add this to the top of the soup too. Heavenly!!
You could even add in some cooked rice or pasta - yum!!
How to make soup creamy
I don't add any ingredients to this soup to make it creamy. Just part blending the soup gives it a lovely silky creamy taste without the need to add anything else.
But if you do want to make it that little bit more creamy, try adding in about a ¼ cup (60ml) or coconut milk if dairy free or light single cream if not. Alternatively you can stir through a few tablespoons of light cream cheese too.
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- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 leek, sliced
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 600g of asparagus spears (chopped), tough ends broken off
- some fresh thyme leaves
- 4 cups (960ml) of chicken or vegetable stock
- salt and pepper to season
- olive oil spray
- Spray a large saucepan over a medium heat with some cooking oil spray
- Add the onion, leek and garlic cook until softened.
- Add some fresh thyme and asparagus
- Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat cover and simmer until Asparagus is tender (approx 15 mins).
- Remove half the mixture and blend (or blend the whole soup if you prefer), then return to the pan, stir and just simmer for a further few mins until it's lovely and silky in appear
- Taste and season with salt and black pepper
Please see below for recipe values:
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, paleo, Whole30 friendly
- Slimming World - syn free per serving
- WW Personal Points - 0 per serving (add ingredients to your WW diary for points value - as this may vary depending on your personal points zero foods)
- Vegetarian - use vegetable stock
- Gluten Free - use gluten free stock
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 70Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 326mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 5g
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