Asparagus-Pea Soup Recipe

Asparagus-=Pea Soup
Asparagus-Pea Soup. Maryse Raymond / Getty Images
Ratings
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings Asparagus Soup
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
157 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings Asparagus Soup
Amount per serving
Calories 157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 541mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Protein 8g
Calcium 70mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps 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.