Creamy Fresh Asparagus Soup Recipe

Creamy Fresh Asparagus Soup Recipe
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Creamy Fresh Asparagus Soup Recipe

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Tangy lemon and sweet tarragon give this creamy asparagus soup a springtime flavor you’ll savor and share. —Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Directions

In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and onion; cook and stir 10-12 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 6-8 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Remove soup from heat; cool slightly. Stir in lemon juice, tarragon, salt and pepper.
Process in batches in a blender until smooth. Serve with yogurt and lemon peel. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Fresh Asparagus Soup in Taste of Home April/May 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 cup with 2 teaspoons yogurt: 91 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  1. In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and onion; cook and stir 10-12 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  2. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 6-8 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Remove soup from heat; cool slightly. Stir in lemon juice, tarragon, salt and pepper.
  3. Process in batches in a blender until smooth. Serve with yogurt and lemon peel. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Fresh Asparagus Soup in Taste of Home April/May 2014

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