Cream of Asparagus Puree

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 91.3
  • Total Fat: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.1 mg
  • Sodium: 162.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 2.0 g

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Rich, full asparagus flavored soup that can be made light. Soup can be served hot or cold. Rich, full asparagus flavored soup that can be made light. Soup can be served hot or cold.
Number of Servings: 16


    Fresh Asparagus, about 2 pounds
    -Cut off the bottom inch or so, the woody part and add to these ingredients in a 4 qt. pot:
    1 onion, quartered
    2 stalks of celery, broken
    4-5 large carrots, roughly chopped
    2 bay leaves
    1 Tb. lemon thyme
    1 Tb. tarragon
    Simmer all for the broth. Can be done ahead. Strain.

    Steam asparagus spears 6 minutes. From the tips, cut 3-1" pieces from the spears and reserve. Place remainder in food processor and puree.

    Add the puree to the broth. Add the buttermilk, half and half and salt & freshly ground white pepper. Make a roux of the melted butter mixed with the flour, cooked for a few minutes. Thicken the soup and adjust the seasonings. Gently stir in the reserved tips & tender pieces.


Makes 16 1-cup servings. You could garnish with a dab of sour cream - not included in the calories, but good!

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REVELATIONGIRL.

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