Asparagus Soup Recipe

Lately I have been trying to cut down on the amount of meat we eat each week. I have started making soups with items we have in our fridge and grocery cupboard. I am also trying not to run out to the shop for ingredients constantly. I’m slowly making changes around our home that will save us money, increase our health and reduce our carbon footprint. I have started stock piling items and cooking from scratch, our winter veg garden has been planted and I am going to try and have a constant supply of certain veggies that are grown here at home by succession planting. Shew… it sounds like a lot of changes but I am starting slowly so that I don’t overwhelm myself.

This is a soup I made last week, I had some asparagus in the fridge that I meant to cook with one of our dinners. I definitely couldn’t let it go to waste! We LOVE asparagus here and I thought it would make a tasty soup for lunch with fresh honey bread.

This is what I used, all my ingredients were either in the fridge or grocery cupboard, it also felt good to not need to shop for anything to prepare this meal.

500 grams of fresh asparagus
2 garlic cloves
1 red onion
salt and pepper to taste
Cannellini beans (1 tin)
5 Baby potatoes
1 litre of water
500 ml of Chicken Stock
Cream
Olive oil

1. Chop up the red onion and fry it in a little olive oil with the chopped up garlic
2. Chop up the asparagus and add it to the pot.
3. Cook for about 3 minutes.
4. Dice the baby potatoes and add.
5. Add 1 litre of water.
6. Mix up the chicken stock and add to the pot.
7. Let your soup cook until the potatoes and asparagus are soft.
8. Add a tin or half a tin of Cannellini beans (these make soup lovely and thick)
9. Let the soup cook for another 10 minutes.
10 Add salt and pepper to taste.
11. If too thick, add a little water.
12. Add salt and pepper to taste.
13. Use a stick blender and puree the veggies until smooth.
14. Pour on a little cream.
15. Enjoy with some fresh homemade bread.

Do share the changes you are making in your home:)

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11 Responses to Asparagus Soup Recipe

  1. del May 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I love this. If I weren’t married to such a carnivore, we could go meatless more often :-) but he’s a good sport when I do Meatless Mondays. I make an effort to use what’s on hand/what’s in season, too, as it’s easier on the wallet and our planet. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Linda May 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      You’re welcome Del!
      Meatless Mondays is such a huge movement, it’s wonderful.

  2. Natalie Buehler May 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Thank you so much for the link-up.
    Your recipe sounds so hearty and divine! Will definitely be trying this.
    Good luck with the changes, I am sure once it becomes routine you will wonder how you lived any other way!

    xoxo

  3. Colher de Mãe May 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Hi! I’ve been following you for quite a while. I like your blog. We’ve been through the sames changes lately. We’ve been cutting on meat and it feels worth it. We have a small garden and we try to buy local. I have a few non meat recipes in my blog. If you want come and join me in Colher de Mãe. Be welcome!

  4. Kim Corrigan-Oliver May 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Looks delish!! I just posted an asparagus soup recipe on my nutrition blog yesterday. It was the first time we had tried asapragus in soup – it is delish!!!

    Good for you for making changes, you will feel the difference. Sounds like you are on the right track :)

  5. Heather Woollove May 18, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Oooooh, yummy! Thanks for the great recipe! It’s looking like a soup night tonight! XXO-

  6. vicarno's mama May 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe, I have been making it today for lunch, and the soup was delicious!!!

  7. Nicole May 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Our family is working to cut back on meat and get rid of heavily processed foods – any foods we can’t easily trace back to nature (so cheese, yogurt and whole grain breads are ok). I have been experimenting with a lot of new vegetarian recipes. I can’t wait to try your asparagus recipe!

  8. RobinBrz May 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Health issues caused us to make similar changes over a year ago now and it’s been fantastic. We feel healthier in body and spirit. Hooray for you. A favorite way I enjoy fresh asparagus: Whole grain toast, layered with fresh steamed spears, a few poached eggs and fresh grated Parmesan cheese. I didn’t think so at first, but I was hooked after the first try and eat this whenever we have fresh asparagus! PS: I’m enjoying your blog very much!!

  9. Baa-Me Kniits May 20, 2012 at 3:03 am #

    That looks so delicious Linda! Fresh is best and even better when you grow it yourself :-)

  10. Franchise Brisbane May 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    It is good decision to cut down meat in every day’s food. Soups are very healthy and tasty, this asparagus soups is wonderful!

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