Cream of Asparagus Soup

Asparagus is one of our favorites, so it shows up on our table at least once a week in the spring.  With a handful of leftover roasted spears and grilled onions, it was time to make a comforting soup when the weather turned ugly the last few days. Bright accents of lemon and thyme create a lovely springtime soup, rain or shine.  Serve with salad for lunch or as a first course with dinner with focaccia croutons or crusty bread.

Cream of Asparagus Soup
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Recipe type: Soup, Lunch, Vegetable
Serves / Yields: 4
  • 3 cups roasted asparagus, chopped
  • 1 cup sweet onions, sliced (grilled or pan-seared)
  • oil for asparagus and onions
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic -- minced
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest -- approximately 1 lemon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • sea salt & pepper -- to taste
  1. Roast asparagus with a drizzle of oil on a rimmed baking sheet, under the broiler on HI, about 10 minutes. While asparagus is roasting, grill onions until soft and lightly charred, or pan-sear with a little oil over medium heat, until browned in spots, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a 3 quart saucepan, add chopped asparagus, onions, broth, thyme, bay leaf, and garlic. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes to meld flavors.
  3. Discard bay leaf. Add contents of soup to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Return soup puree to the pan, add lemon zest, cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper; cook over med-low and simmer for 5 minutes while stirring.
  5. Serve in warmed bowls with croutons and a teaspoon of additional cream on top, if desired.

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10 Responses to Cream of Asparagus Soup

  1. Greedy Rosie May 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Wow, that soup looks good. We always have asparagus a lot at this time of year – the season in the UK is very short, so we try and make the most of it. This looks like something worth trying really soon.

  2. rsmacaalay May 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    I love asparagus, the last one that I ate was unforgettable, its just a normal grilled one but the taste was so sweet it nearly tasted like sweet corn

    • Judy May 17, 2011 at 6:17 am #

      That makes me wonder about adding sweet corn to the soup too … though I would probably omit the lemon to take that route. Very interesting.

  3. judee May 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    That soup looks so good. I was in the mood for cream of asparagus soup. Fabulous picture.

  4. Debbie @ Easy Natural Food October 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    I love asparagus too! I’m going to be hosting a blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, starting this Sunday. I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here’s a link with more info.

    I hope to see you there!

  5. Debbie @ Easy Natural Food November 1, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night! I’ll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I’d love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe!


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