3.16.2008

Asparagus Soup Recipe

(actual photo of soup)
Who does not LOVE asparagus? This is a very, very easy recipe to make. I whipped it up on Sunday afternoon. I can do that since I am Rachel Ray!These is my very favorite soup and I make it every year. I froze the leftovers and ate them a couple weeks later. It low fat meal and I consider it very healthy! Plus, my kids like it too.
It always feels good to have them eat some veggies.

INGREDIENTS
· 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
· 1/2 cup chopped onion
· 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
· 2 tablespoons butter
· 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 pinch ground black pepper
· 1 cup milk
· 1/2 cup light sour cream
· 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

DIRECTIONS
1. In a large saucepan, combine asparagus, chopped onion, and 1/2 cup chicken broth. Cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer uncovered until asparagus is tender, about 12 minutes. Process the mixture in a blender to puree the vegetables. Set aside.
2. In the same saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the flour, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Whisk in the remaining chicken broth, and increase the heat to medium. Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture boils. Stir in the asparagus puree and the milk.
3. Put the sour cream in a small bowl, and stir in a spoonful of the hot soup. Add the sour cream mixture and the lemon juice to the soup. Stir while heating the soup to serving temperature, but don't allow it to boil. Serve immediately.

7 comments:

buddens said...

I love asparagus soup, but have never made it myself. I'll have to give it a shot! Thanks!

Beckie said...

that looks so YUMM-O!!!

Katie said...

Thanks...I LOVE asparagus!

Alifinale said...

Yummy, I love Asparagus. Thanks for sharing! And I love the flashback pics of the twins. It is so crazy looking back at pictures because seriously, when did they grow so much?

Lacey said...

Hey Rachel! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog...it's so fun to get in touch with people who you haven't seen in ages! I'm not sure which class we had together either, but I have a vague recollection of a biology class. The "baby brain" has hit me really hard, especially with this last baby! =) Thanks again for your comment, and keep in touch!

Laurel said...

This looks so good. I can't wait to try it.

NatRat said...

Yum, yum, yum...I love asparagus. I had some asparagus soap on the cruise that I loved, I am going to give this a try. Thanks!