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Asparagus Soup (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Spring Produce)

Enjoy spring produce while it’s fresh and in season. Try out this Asparagus Soup for a filling and dairy-free lunch or dinner.

Asparagus Soup

Spring is here! Really, I promise. OK, that may seem hard to believe for those of you in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where my cousin lives. As I type, she’s hunkered down in an ice storm. I wish I could send her a bowl of this Asparagus Soup. It’s warming and full of spring tastes all at the same time.

If you’re not sure what constitutes as spring produce, check out this post where I list the different fruits and vegetables that should be in season starting about now and what to do with them. You’ll find foods like asparagus and peas, apricots and strawberries, going on sale in your stores in the next few weeks if you haven’t already. We’ve had asparagus in our produce box as well as cheap at the store (as low as $0.88/bundle).

I love asparagus. It seems so froofy and elegant. Yes, I make my kids eat it. That typically leads into a discussion of Veggie Tales. Are you eating Junior or his dad? 

Spring Produce Asparagus Soup

This Asparagus Soup is bursting with spring flavor. Rather than weigh it down with cream, I decided to add one gold potato to thicken it. Instead of chicken broth, I used leeks and mushrooms to add flavor. What you end up with is a dairy-free, vegan soup that is also paleo-friendly. It’s gluten-free, depending on what you do about the croutons.

We can’t please everyone at once, but we can try, right?

Use an immersion blender to make things come together quickly and easily.

The homemade croutons are optional, but they add a nice crunch. This soup would also go great alongside a soup or salad. Feel free to float some grilled shrimp on top if you’re so inclined. It’s fairly versatile and oh so yummy.

 

Ultimate Recipe Swap

URS Guidelines

Remember: Each month at Ultimate Recipe Swap, there is a posted theme. You are welcome to share any recipe that fits the theme and contains a link back to Life as MOM. If you’re curious about the upcoming themes, I have a calendar here. This month’s theme is Spring Produce.

If you have a recipe that fits the theme, please link it. However, things like Beef Strogonoff will be deleted from Chicken week because it doesn’t contain chicken. Please keep this meme as helpful to others as we can.

And don’t make me the bad guy! ;)

What is a favorite recipe of yours featuring spring produce?

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  1. That soup looks great! Here in DC we went from winter coats to 90 degrees. That’s not my favorite, but at least Spring produce is in the stores still.

    I don’t see the linky. I hope it’s OK to leave my link here — easy roasted cauliflower:

    http://www.momscupofambition.com/2013/04/the-only-cauliflower-recipe-you-will.html

  2. I have never made asparagus soup but I think I’m going to try that recipe this spring!

    This is our (current) favorite way to eat asparagus:
    http://www.cookingupasale.blogspot.com/2012/02/oven-roasted-asparagus.html

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. I have never had asparagus soup but it sure does sound delicious!
    My favorite spring produce is strawberries and one of my favorite ways to use them is in this Strawberry Icebox Cake: http://kathyskitchentable.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/strawberry-icebox-cake/

  4. Made this soup tonight and it was fantastic! Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe. I was going crazy trying to figure out how to use up 3 lbs of asparagus before vacation. Some went in the freezer and the rest went to this recipe.

    Shouldn’t be so surprised though – every time I make one of your recipes it’s fantastic. Thanks!

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