Asparagus Soup

This is a healthy, delicious and ridiculously easy soup to make. I make a batch and store it in milk containers for quick, healthy lunches. I also sometimes make it with broccoli and according to Gwyneth, you can make it with any vegetable. She adds arugula to the puree process when making with broccoli but I find it makes the soup too bitter.

Contributor:  Marianne Campbell


1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 – 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow onion
1 bunch asparagus (rough ends removed)
2 1/2 c water
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper


•  Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
•  Add the garlic and onion and sauté for 1 – 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
•  Add the asparagus and cook for 4 minutes, or until bright green.
•  Add the water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil, lower the heat, and cover.
•  Cook for 8 minutes, or until the asparagus is just tender.
•  Pour the soup into a powerful blender and puree until smooth.
•  Adjust the salt if necessary (I add more at this point).
•  Pour into serving bowls and squeeze lemon over.

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