Asparagus Soup…..mmm good!

I have been looking for a good Asparagus Soup for awhile now… found this one online, tried it and loved it.  Enjoy… the season for asparagus is short.

 

Creamy Asparagus Soup- Jamie Oliver

800 gms asparagus, woody ends removed

2 tbsp olive oil

2 medium white onions, peeled and chopped

2 celery stalks, trimmed and chopped

2 leeks, trimmed and chopped

8 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth

Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Chop the tips off of your asparagus and put these to the side for later.  Roughly chop the asparagus stalks.
  2. In a large deep soup pot heat olive oil on medium and add the onions, celery & leeks and sauté for about 10 minutes, until soft but not browned.  Add the chopped asparagus and stock and simmer for 20 minutes with the lid on.
  3. Remove from the heat and blitz with a hand blender until smooth or put into blender in batches (be careful –it’s hot!)
  4. Season the soup bit by bit with salt and pepper until just right. (This is important, just do a little at time (I used about 1 tsp in total of salt).
  5. Put the soup back on medium high heat and add the asparagus tips and bring to boil, then simmer for a few more minutes until the tips are tender.

 

Delicious!  Best Asparagus soup and it’s dairy freeJ

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