Asparagus Soup Recipes

Asparagus soup is probably one of the best known soups. It comes in many different guises but the soup that many will associate with this vegetable is Cream of Asparagus Soup. This can be a really sophisticated starter for a dinner party and is discussed in more detail on its own page which you will find by clicking here.

However there are many other ways to incorporate asapragus into a soup and we share some of these with you here.

If you grow your own asparagus in season when you are eating asparagus on a regular basis you can keep the ends that you cut off and potentially waste. Gather a few days supply in the fridge then make some soup. Very economical.

You could then freeze your soup for after the season has finished.

Alternatively, if you are busy, freeze the offcuts and then defrost them to use later in the year to make one of these delicious soups.

We share a couple of soup recipes below and you can find our assessment of some of the many canned and packet soups on the market here:


Chilled Asparagus Soup

This soup uses up those ends you've been popping in the freezer

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb asparagus ends
  • 3/4 lb asparagus spears with ends cut off
  • 1/2 small onion, 1 medium carrot and a stick of celery(celery not essential)
  • 1 small leek
  • 8 fl ozs (450ml)chicken stock
  • Knob of butter
  • 4fl oz (225ml) creme fraiche or yoghurt
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Simmer woody ends, onion, carrot, celery and chicken stock for about an hour.
  2. Strain or pick out solids with a slotted spoon.
  3. Chop the leeks and asparagus using only the white of the leek
  4. Saute the chopped vegetables in butter until leeks go soft and see through.
  5. Add the cooked vegetables to the stock and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  7. Puree soup in a blender, food processor or with an immersion blender. Season to taste.
  8. Place in the fridge until ready to eat.
  9. Add a final swirl of cream or creme fraiche and serve with melba toast or crutons.

Asparagus & Courgette Soup

I make no apologies for the fact that this recipe for asparagus soup is pretty similar to the one above. The reason is that I stumbled upon this recipe by not having all the ingredients for the recipe above.

Try it yourself and don't worry if you don't have all the ingredients you will just come up with another variation!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb asparagus ends
  • 1/4 lb asparagus spears with ends cut off
  • 1 medium sized courgette
  • 1 small onion, 1 medium carrot and a stick of celery
  • 8 fl ozs (450ml)chicken stock
  • Olive oil
  • 4fl oz (225ml) creme fraiche or yoghurt
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Simmer woody ends, 1/2 the onion, celery and chicken stock for about 1/2 an hour.
  2. Strain or pick out solids with a slotted spoon.
  3. Chop the other half of the onion, the carrot and the asparagus.
  4. Saute the chopped vegetables in olive oil until lightly golden.
  5. Add the cooked vegetables to the stock and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  7. Puree soup in a blender, food processor or with an immersion blender. Season to taste.
  8. Place in the fridge until ready to eat.

Add a final swirl of cream or creme fraiche and serve with melba toast or crutons.

You can serve this soup hot as well as cold, perhaps try it with crusty bread.


Other soup related pages on this site include:

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Quick Leftovers Soup with Canned Green Asparagus

or take a look at what we think of some of the ready made and packet soups on the market

If you are interested in more soup recipes (not just based on asparagus) you may find the following sites of interest:

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