Asparagus-Pea Soup Recipe

Asparagus-=Pea Soup
Asparagus-Pea Soup. Maryse Raymond / Getty Images
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings Asparagus Soup
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This asparagus-pea soup recipe is made with two iconic spring vegetables. Its vibrant green color, achieved by not overcooking the veggies, makes it a real standout, especially in a white bowl. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

What You'll Need

  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or olive oil)
  • 1 pound​ asparagus (trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 pound peas (fresh and shucked)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth, hot)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a large saucepan saute onion in butter or oil until tender but not caramelized. Add asparagus (reserving the tips for garnish) and peas.
  2. Add hot broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Puree in a blender (in batches, if necessary), leaving it somewhat chunky.
  3. Season to taste and warm, if necessary, but no further cooking is necessary. Serve garnished with a crouton, dollop of sour cream and a few asparagus spears.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 157
    Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Unsaturated Fat 3 g
    Cholesterol 11 mg
    Sodium 541 mg
    Carbohydrates 18 g
    Dietary Fiber 6 g
    Protein 8 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)