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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 231.8
  • Total Fat: 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.5 mg
  • Sodium: 1,346.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 11.0 g

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Asparagus Leek Soup

Submitted by: LISA52

Introduction

A delicious, healthy, quick and easy soup that everybody will love! Modified from a Giada recipe from the food network. A delicious, healthy, quick and easy soup that everybody will love! Modified from a Giada recipe from the food network.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    6 oz Goat cheese
    2 Tbs basil
    salt & pepper to taste

    2 lbs. Asparagus
    3 Leeks (washed well! only white and light green)
    1 Potato
    2 garlic cloves
    2 tsps. Thyme
    2 Tbs. Basil
    Salt
    Pepper
    4-5 cups Chicken Broth
    3 Tbs Butter/Margarine or oil

Tips

Make this recipe completely dairy free by omitting the goat cheese and switching the butter to oil or margarine. Or add a touch of cream to make it a bit richer. Can also be made vegetarian or vegan by using vegetable broth in place of chicken broth.


Directions

To make goat cheese balls (optional):
Mix goat cheese with 2 Tbs basil and salt and pepper to taste. Form into 1 oz balls and place in refrigerator while you prepare the soup.

To prepare soup:
Cut off tough ends of asparagus and discard. Chop remaining asparagus into small pieces and set aside. Melt butter (or oil) in soup pot on medium high heat. Slice leeks and garlic thinly and add to pot along with a pinch of salt. Stir frequently until leeks are soft (about 5 minutes). Peel potato and chop into small pieces (about the same size as the asparagus). Add potato, asparagus, chicken broth, thyme, basil and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until asparagus and potatoes are soft. With an immersion blender or regular blender, blend the soup to desired consistency (completely creamed, or chunky). Adjust seasonings and serve. Place 1 ball of goat cheese in each soup bowl as desired.

Serving Size: makes about 6, 1 cup servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LISA52.






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