5 cups (670 g)fresh white asparagus
4 cups (960 mL)water, divided
2 tsp (10 mL)olive oil
1medium onion, chopped
3cloves garlic, minced
2medium potatoes, cut into 1 cm cubes
2vegetable bouillon cubes
1 tsp (2 g)paprika powder (optional)
1 pinchground black pepper
crispy fried onions
- Peel the outer layer of the asparagus with a vegetable peeler. Trim off the ends to remove any tough, woody bits.
- Place the asparagus in a large pot on medium-high heat along with half of the water. Bring to simmer and let cook partially covered for 8 - 10 minutes.
- Transfer the cooked asparagus to a plate and reserve the cooking liquid by pouring it into a bowl.
- Return the pot to the burner, add the oil and onion, sautéing for 2 - 3 minutes, or until lightly golden. Add splashes of the reserved water to deglaze the pot as needed.
- Add the garlic and sauté for another minute, until fragrant.
- Then add the potatoes, bouillon cubes, paprika powder, salt, pepper, and the reserved cooking water. Add the remaining half of the water as well. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer while partially covered for 10 - 15 minutes.
- Cut the tips off the asparagus and reserve for garnish. Cut the stalks into 2 - 3 pieces and add to the pot after it has boiled, and you have turned it down to a simmer.
- Once the potatoes cooked through, remove the soup from the heat and use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Alternatively, you can use a standing blender to blend.
- Pour the hot soup into your desired bowls. Serve with the reserved asparagus tips as a garnish, along with any other desired garnish. Enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month.
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Nutrition per serving
Calories 193 kcal
|Total fat||7.2 g|
|Saturated fat||1.9 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||28.9 g|
|Dietary fiber||5.5 g|
|Total sugars||6.5 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||94 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.5 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||22.7 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||2.8 mg|
|Vitamin K||79 μg|
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