Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 86.3
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.4 mg
  • Sodium: 927.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

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Introduction

This creamy soup is low in fat and tastes great. This creamy soup is low in fat and tastes great.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 lb fresh asparagus, tough ends removed, stalks cut into 1'' pieces
    2 (14.5 oz) cans reduced-sodium chicken (or veggie) broth
    2 bay leaves
    1 cup skim milk
    3 T cornstarch
    1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
    1 tsp fresh lemon juice
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Tips

Based on a recipe I found in a magazine a while ago.


Directions

In a large saucepan, combine asparagus and one can of broth. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer 8-10 minutes, until asparagus are tender. Remove 6 asparagus tips and set aside.

In a blender or food processor, puree asparagus mixture until smooth. Return puree to pan and add remaining can of broth. Add bay leaves and bring to a simmer. Whisk together milk and cornstarch. Add milk mixture to pan and simmer until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.

Place sour cream in a small bowl. Add a spoonful of asparagus soup and stir to heat sour cream. Add sour cream mixture to saucepan along with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Simmer 1 minute. Remove bay leaves.

Pour soup into 6 bowls and top with the 6 asparagus tips.

Garnish with ham, if desired.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent! I didn't have quite enough sour cream, so I used a little nonfat Greek yogurt to make up the difference. With a slice of crusty bread, it was the perfect cool weather lunch. - 9/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I used fat free sour cream and it came out great! - 3/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty!! Excellent soup. - 6/5/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looked on SparkPeople recipes for a creamy asparagus soup. Made this for lunch, following the recipe except that I had only fat-free sour cream. It is delicious and a recipe I plan to save. It would make a wonderful "cup of soup" to begin a meal. - 4/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe! It's fast, easy, and the soup is delicious! It's very smooth and definitely doesn't taste like a "diet" recipe. I'll be making another batch soon. - 4/2/13

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