I love fresh, local asparagus when it comes into season! Here in Upstate New York, that is in May, which is a great time to grab some freshly cut asparagus from the garden or farmer’s market.
Keep in mind that the best way to store your asparagus and keep it fresh until you can use it, is standing in a container so that the ends are in water.
- approx. 3 cups of asparagus
- 2 cups of vegetable broth
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp flour
- 2 cups of low fat milk
- pinch of nutmeg
- 2 tsp of butter
- Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Start by washing the asparagus.
Next, remove the hard ends of the stems. I find that the easiest way to do this is to simply break the ends off. Instead of guessing where to cut the ends, the stems should snap easily where it is too hard and tough to eat.
I really like Vegetable Better Than Bullion for my recipes, but you can use whatever you like for bullion.
Slice or mince your garlic cloves.
Combine the broth, asparagus, and garlic in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Carefully blend asparagus, broth, and garlic until smooth, using a blender or immersion blender. (Be especially careful with hot liquids in a blender).
At this point, you want to make a roux. Melt the butter in a pan and add in the flour, stirring until smooth. (Be careful not to overcook or burn).
Gradually add in the milk, stirring with a whisk until thoroughly blended.
Add the pureed asparagus and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat.
Add sea salt and black pepper to taste.
This is not a thick soup, so you may want to tinker with the recipe if you want a thicker version.
JosephineMay 10, 2020
I’ve gotta be honest here; I’m not a veggie fan. However, you made this look pretty delicious! I can’t promise that I’d eat it; but I would try it! 🙂
AshleyMay 11, 2020
Ive never heard of this, its prob delish though ill have to give it a try
KatieMay 12, 2020
This looks yummy! Maybe my kids would actually enjoy this! Thanks for sharing.
EmilyMay 16, 2020
This looks pretty good! I’m not an asparagus fan, but my hubby would love this. I think I’ll try it for him! Thanks!!
SolRazo.comJune 23, 2020
I will give this recipe a try, I love soup especially when its’ really hot!
VanessaMay 16, 2020
My baby hates asparagus but I bet if I make it into a soup he’ll eat it. I’m going to try this today, thanks!!
Jen Van HaitsmaJune 21, 2020
I’ve never had this but asparagus is one of my favorite veggies! And one of the only ones I can currently get the kids to eat LOL
Diana AjihJune 21, 2020
This looks delicious and I bet it smells amazing. I definitely want to try this!
TirralanJune 22, 2020
Asparagus has never been my favorite vegetable, but this dish looks amazing!
Nicole HoodJune 23, 2020
Wow! What a delicious creation! I love roasted asparagus so I know I will love this soup!
Jennifer PrinceDecember 9, 2021
Looks amazing! And I love that you used a vegetable base. As a vegetarian, I appreciate that so much!
jen schreinerDecember 9, 2021
Love this soup seems so simple… and you turned it up a notch with better than bouillon. A staple in our house. YUM!!!
Heather CastilloDecember 9, 2021
Why have I never tried asparagus soup before?! It looks and sounds delicious. And that color! OMG!
CinnyDecember 9, 2021
I’ve started using my blender to make soups too. This would be one we’d love to try.
Beth PierceDecember 10, 2021
I love asparagus. I always stir fry it with meat or make a salad. But making an asparagus soup is new to me. This looks great and I’d love to try it
IféoluwaDecember 10, 2021
Love my greens! This is a great way to get my vegetable intake
Elise HoDecember 14, 2021
I absolutely love everything asparagus. I will definitely try this.