Recipes, Soup, Starters, Vegetarian

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cooking method:

Standard
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 50 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 4 people

Cream of Asparagus Soup

A delicious asparagus soup recipe which is really easy to make using simple ingredients

Perfect for a light lunch, or serve with crusty bread for a flavoursome evening meal!

Utensils required

Allergies

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves (whole)
  • 600g asparagus (woody ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 vegetable broth (or filtered water)
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 3 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • To taste sea salt and fresh pepper

Cooking mode

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Method

  • Step 1

    Pre-heat a large soup pot over a medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil, butter and onion to the pot, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes, until soft and translucent

  • Step 2

    Add the garlic, stir and cook for around 30 seconds

  • Step 3

    Next, add in the potatoes and asparagus and fry for a couple of minutes , followed by the broth (or water)

  • Step 4

    Bring the soup to a boil, then turn down the heat to a simmer, and cook for around 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are tender

  • Step 5

    Add the cream cheese and cook for another 5 min. Remove the soup from the heat and let it sit for around 10 minutes, until cool

  • Step 6

    Carefully transfer the soup to your blender, blend on a high speed for 1-2 minutes until smooth and creamy. Taste and add a little salt if required

  • Step 7

    Return the soup back to the soup pot and bring to a simmer. Garnish and serve hot with some grilled asparagus, toasted bread or eat just plain!