An especially luscious and velvety creamy Asparagus soup recipe.
Variations include a richer version, light, & making cream of asparagus soup vegan.
This creamy asparagus soup may be served hot or cold, and the soup may be finished with various garnishes. Asparagus is a wonderful flavour when cooked from fresh. Silky smooth and rich, it is absolutely wonderful and so easy to create a lighter, richer or vegan version. Important! Don't be tempted to omit the final straining of the soup! This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Thanks.
This recipe for Creamy Asparagus Soup is the best use of fresh asparagus!
Remove from the heat and strain the soup through a medium sieve into a bowl, reserving the liquid.
Rubbing the mixture through with a flexible scraper or wooden spoon and leaving the fibrous parts in the sieve.
Discard the contents of the sieve.
Reheat gently over low heat, making sure not to let the soup boil.
If you leave the bits of fibrous asparagus skin in the soup, they give it a very unpleasant texture.
Use a sieve with a medium mesh, not too coarse and not too fine: too coarse will let too much of the fiber through, too fine will make the job of straining too difficult.
Asparagus Soup Serving Suggestions
If you want to serve it chilled, let it cool, then refrigerate it uncovered until thoroughly cold, then cover with plastic wrap.
You can keep it refrigerated for up to 2 days.
Asparagus Soup Recipe Variations
For the richest version of this recipe, use a full cup of thickened cream, produces an especially luscious and velvety soup.
For a lighter soup with fewer calories, use the smaller amount of whipping cream or substitute light cream.
If you're planning to use only ¼ cup of cream, cook the asparagus in 3 cups of water so that you'll have enough cooking water to add to the finished soup to achieve the right consistency.
To make cream of asparagus soup vegan, cook the asparagus in 3 cups of water, omit the cream, and use oil instead of butter to cook the spring onion.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 307Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 95mgSodium 180mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 3g
Asparagus is a wonderful flavour when cooked from fresh.
Silky smooth and rich, it is absolutely wonderful and so easy to create a lighter, richer or vegan version.
Important! Don't be tempted to omit the final straining of the soup!
This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Thanks.