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Farmers Market Asparagus Vichyssoise Recipe

Looking for an easy Farmers Market Asparagus Vichyssoise recipe? Learn how to make Farmers Market Asparagus Vichyssoise using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by xclaudine

Makes 6 servings



There is no better way to enjoy the seasons bounty when the temperatures rise than with a delicious, simple chilled soup. This twist on a classic vichyssoise soup is perfect for an alfresco meal in the great outdoors.

Recipe Ingredients for Farmers Market Asparagus Vichyssoise

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped leeks
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 cups asparagus (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
2 cup chopped peeled Yukon gold potato
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 sprig lemon thyme
1 cup + 1/2 cup baby spinach or baby arugula, stems removed if necessary
4 asparagus spears, blanched and sliced diagonally

Recipe Directions for Farmers Market Asparagus Vichyssoise

  1. In saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped leeks and garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add lemon zest, asparagus and potato; sauté for 1 minute more. Add stock and lemon thyme sprig. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 12 minutes or until potatoes are done. Remove thyme sprig and discard.

  2. In the bottom of a blender add 1 cup of spinach or arugula, 1/4 cup at a time. Add 1/4 cup spinach and 1 ladle of soup into blender and puree. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Repeat the process until all of the soup is pureed. (Alternatively add spinach or arugula to pot on the stove and puree with immersion blender. Add spinach or arugula 1/4 cup at a time). Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Slice 4 asparagus spears on the diagonal. Thinly slice 1/2 cup arugula or spinach for garnish. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch the asparagus tips for 1 minute. Drain and run under cold water to lock in the color.

  4. Garnish soup with asparagus tips and arugula or spinach and a squeeze if fresh lemon juice. Serve hot or cold.

Categories

Vegetables

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 271.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.8g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Sodium
49mg
2%
Potassium
299mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
5.1g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
22.0g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 4% Iron 13%
* 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 sodium
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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