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Asparagus Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by liz-usa

Makes 4 servings



http://www.marthastewart.com/340222/asparagus-soup

Recipe Ingredients for Asparagus Soup

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 serving shallot, thinly sliced lengthwise
1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound asparagus, trimmed, chopped, tips reserved
4 cups homemade chicken stock or store-bought low-sodium canned chicken broth
1 cup Spinach

Recipe Directions for Asparagus Soup

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add shallot, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are tender and just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add chopped asparagus, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in broth and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; continue cooking until asparagus is tender, about 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare and ice-water bath. Fill a medium saucepot with water and bring to a boil. Add salt, return to a boil, and add asparagus tips. Cook until just tender. Transfer asparagus tips to ice-water bath; let cool about 1 minute. Drain and set aside.

  4. Remove from heat; add spinach. Using an immersion blender, puree soup while drizzling in remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Return to heat and cook until heated through; season with salt. Divide soup evenly between 4 bowls, garnish with asparagus tips, and serve immediately.

Categories

Vegetables, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 363.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
166
Calories from Fat
123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.7g
21%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
519mg
22%
Potassium
273mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
6.2g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
6.7g
Vitamin A 33% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 3% Iron 17%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in iron
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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