Lemon Asparagus Soup Recipe

Published on April 3, 2018
By : Paris

A creamy, yet cream-free, asparagus soup brightened by lemon (so delicious you won’t believe how nutritious it is.)

Summary

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Cook time: 15 mins.
Prep time: 5 mins.
Idle time: mins.
Level
13g
Carbs
1g
Sat. fat
2g
Fibers
388mg
Sodium
7g
Protein
99kcal
Calories
13g
Carbs
1g
Sat. fat
2g
Fibers
388mg
Sodium
7g
Protein
99kcal
Calories

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Fresh Asparagus
  • 4 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 Cup Roughly Chopped Shallot or Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Scallions White or Green Tops
  • 1 Cup White Cannellini Beans Drained
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Butter Cut into four pieces
  • Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut tough ends from asparagus. Laying asparagus flat on cutting board, use a vegetable peeler to remove tough fibrous skin from bottom third. Cut off tender tips and reserve. Cut spears in four pieces.
  2. In large pot, over medium heat, add chicken broth, shallot, scallion, asparagus spears, beans, and salt.
  3. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, until asparagus is tender when pierced, (depending on thickness of the asparagus).
  4. Remove from heat, and ladle vegetables into a blender, add 1/4 cup of the cooled liquid. Puree until smooth, adding additional broth if needed.
  5. Return soup to the pot, add asparagus tips, and bring to boil again, reduce heat and simmer until tips are tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice, and add one piece of butter at a time, stirring to melt and incorporate.
  7. Add pepper to taste, and serve immediately.

Additional information

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Asparagus Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99
% Daily Value*
Sodium 388mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Freshly cracked black pepper is a lively finish for this soup. Freshly minced chives would add mild bite and pleasing color contrast.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Asparagus Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99
% Daily Value*
Sodium 388mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Freshly cracked black pepper is a lively finish for this soup. Freshly minced chives would add mild bite and pleasing color contrast.