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Asparagus Cress Soup for 2

This refreshing soup from Teresa Lillycrop of Puslinch, Ontario puts peppery watercress in the spotlight! Serve it with bread for lunch or as a first course to a special meal.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 bunch watercress, stems removed (about 1/2 cup, lightly packed)
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash white pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Sour cream, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, saute onions in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended; cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Gradually stir in broth; bring to a boil. Add asparagus and watercress. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  • In a blender, process soup until smooth. Return to the pan. Stir in the cream, salt and peppers; heat through (do not boil). Serve with a dollop of sour cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 188 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • pspmags
    Apr 14, 2011

    A family favorite. This has become a signature soup in our household. I'm requested to make this every year & make extras to freeze for later. We leave out the sour cream. No need for it really. White pepper is expensive and we don't use it for anything so that was left out too.

  • pspmags
    May 21, 2009

    WOW!!! This was way better than I could ever imagine! My hubby loved it too! Good thing I decided to double the recipe.Thanks so much for sharing! It's a keeper!!!