Asparagus Basil Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Asparagus Basil Soup recipe? Learn how to make Asparagus Basil Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mommabear1977

Makes 4 servings



Courtesy of : http://my.hearthealthyonline.com/recipe/soups/asparagus-basil-soup/

Recipe Ingredients for Asparagus Basil Soup

1 pound fresh asparagus
14 oz vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups Hash Brown Potatoes
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

Recipe Directions for Asparagus Basil Soup

  1. Wash asparagus; break off woody bases where spears snap easily. Cut off tips; set aside. Chop remaining asparagus stalks. In a medium saucepan, combine chopped asparagus stalks, vegetable broth, and potatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or just until asparagus is barely tender. Remove from heat. Cool for 5 minutes. Pour into blender. Cover and blend until pureed. Return to saucepan.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the water and reserved asparagus tips. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside. Add soy milk or rice milk to pureed mixture; stir until well mixed. Stir in the chopped basil; heat through. Stir in asparagus tips. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If desired, garnish individual servings with basil leaves. Serve immediately.

  3. Tip: Hints: Try making this in a stainless steel pot and process it with an immersion blender directly in the pot. (An immersion blender is a small, hand-held appliance that will blend foods without removing them from the cooking pot or bowl. Do not use an immersion blender in a pot that is not stainless steel.)

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 374.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
206
Calories from Fat
17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.9g
3%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
379mg
16%
Potassium
415mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
38.4g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5.8g
23%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
10.0g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 11% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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