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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 123.3
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2,056.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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No cream, creamy asparagus soup

Submitted by: WILDDREEMER

Introduction

No cream less calories, vegetarian No cream less calories, vegetarian
Number of Servings: 7

Ingredients

    3 Pounds Asparagus
    1 Cup Shallots
    2 Boxes (8 cups) vegetable broth
    1- large jar marinated artichoke hearts drained
    salt to taste
    Pepper to taste
    Dash of Cayenne Pepper
    2- Tbsp olive oil

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Directions

First bring 4 cups broth to a boil. While this is happening, separate asparagus into three parts. The woody ends, the tips and the middle. Place the woody ends in the broth to boil for flavor. Chop middles and reserve for later. Reserve pretty tops for end. Boil until woody ends are tender. Remove with a slotted spoon. Reserve broth in blender or food processor. In pot add olive oil, shallots, middles of asparagus, artichoke hearts salt, pepper and cayenne. Saute over low heat until asparagus is tender. Add aspargus, shallot mixture to broth in blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Place asparagus tips on microwave safe bowl and heat with two tablespoons broth for 2 minutes. Pour soup from blender into pot and add softened asparagus tips and cayenne pepper. Add remaining broth to desired constancy. Check for seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WILDDREEMER.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I *LOVED* it! I made the "WICKED FAST" version - 2 cans of asparagus (1 can of spears and 1 can of tips and cuts), artichoke hearts, (I also skipped the shallots. I might try garlic like Tammy did. :) I only used 32 oz of broth, 2 tbsp oil, and then I blended it all together and it was great! - 10/8/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The artichokes add the sodium. I don't even know if you can buy low sodium artichokes. - 1/7/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this for lunch today. Added some frozen peas and a little tarragon and it was great. Nice easy recipe. - 4/30/09

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  • Sodium level makes it out of my range - 1/21/13

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  • I would have liked to try but, the sodium content is way too high for me when my limit per day is half of this one serving of soup!!!! Sorry! - 3/25/12

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  • delish;^) - 6/6/10

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  • Very easy and delicious - 2/16/10

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  • Wow on the sodium, I will hunt it down and eliminate. If I can. - 6/30/09

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  • I made this last night and it was wonderful! I was a little short of a cup on the shallots, so I added 2 tbsp of minced garlic. We will definately be making it again...everyone loved it, even my 2 year old daughter! Thanks for sharing! - 4/4/09

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  • I don't like asparagus so I didn't eat any, but my husband absolutely loved this! So I think asparagus lovers will be a big fan! - 3/21/08

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