Fresh Asparagus Blender Soup

I make this Fresh Asparagus Soup so easily in the blender.  There’s no long cooking involved so this healthy soup stays bright and flavorful (all the vitamins remain right in the bowl where they belong.)  It’s a nice way to start off a spring meal.

I’ll level with you, I’m not a huge fan of asparagus soup.  The color and flavor can be a little off-putting, and it’s never been a favorite of mine.  So I thought I’d try something a little different with this recipe.   My soup is made with raw asparagus (you can use lightly steamed asparagus too) which keeps it fresh and bright.  The blender purees everything in the blink of an eye, and I keep the flavors simple to let the delicate spring asparagus shine through.  For a little bit of luxury I’ll blend in some cream, creme fraiche or sour cream (you can also use yogurt.)  I serve it in small bowls or shooter glasses as a meal starter.

Here’s where my Vitamix blender really earns its keep in my kitchen ~ it purees this soup from the raw ingredients in just seconds.  In fact since I like a little texture in my soup I have to be careful not to let it go too long.  If you like a velvety texture, it will do that too.  I like to chill mine before serving, but, if you let the blender go a few minutes more, you can have piping hot soup!

My asparagus blender soup is fresh tasting, but not strongly flavored, so it’s a great candidate for toppings that can add a little complexity to the experience.   I used baby greens and edible flowers, but here are a few more ideas ~

  • chopped hard cooked egg
  • chunks of albacore tuna
  • teeny baby shrimp
  • steamed asparagus tips
  • shavings of Parmesan cheese
  • crumbled goat cheese
  • rustic croutons
  • a little pile of thin fried onion strings or shallots

Fresh Asparagus Blender Soup

Category: soup, appetizer

Yield: makes 4 small servings

Fresh Asparagus Blender Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound of trimmed asparagus stalks, rough chopped (I used raw, but they can be lightly steamed or grilled, too)
  • 1 cup broth (I used chicken)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, creme fraiche, sour cream, or yogurt
  • salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Put everything except the salt and pepper into the blender and blend until smoothly pureed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. If you would like a hot soup, let the blender go for several minutes until steaming hot.
  3. Taste to adjust the seasonings.
  4. For a cold soup, chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
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Make it your own ~

  • For a different flavor profile altogether in a chilled soup, try my  HEIRLOOM TOMATO GAZPACHO.
  • This idea can be adapted for other veggies like carrots or broccoli.
  • I tried adding a little bit of onion and garlic and I found it overpowered the asparagus, so I don’t recommend it.

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    March 7, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    This would be the perfect starter for Easter – love the vibrant color!

  • Reply
    Albert Bevia
    March 7, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I love asparagus! but I have never had an asparagus soup before! this looks devine and oh so easy to make! perfect for spring time :)

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 7, 2018 at 8:20 am

      Most asparagus soups are hot, and for some reason they don’t appeal to me as much, asparagus loses something when it’s cooked down too much, if you ask me.

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    Diana
    March 3, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Sue— you have a grown married daughter??? You look so young ! I thought you might have toddlers at home.
    Sheesh—there’s hope for me yet! Thanks for all your great recipes and ideas. I have made asparagus soup and it is wonderful—and very healthy as well.

  • Reply
    Schatzi49
    March 2, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Yikes, I just grilled the last bunch of asparagus last night for dinner. So to the store I go, with my mouth watering all the way.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 2, 2018 at 9:29 am

      I usually eat my asparagus grilled ~ yum!

  • Reply
    Bethy
    March 2, 2018 at 8:41 am

    If choosing yogurt to add, would you suggest Greek style yogurt or just plain vanilla yogurt?

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 2, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Definitely not vanilla, Bethy, I go for plain Greek first, and I like to use whole fat, but you can use any kind, as long as it’s not flavored or sweetened.

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    Bessie
    March 2, 2018 at 8:36 am

    I don’t have this type of blender so how would I do it ? It sounds really good

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 2, 2018 at 8:41 am

      Yes, absolutely, a regular blender will puree the mixture, but it won’t be quite as silky smooth as it is with a high power blender like Vitamix or Blendtec.

  • Reply
    Gill
    March 2, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Does the Vitamix blender heat as well? I have a Cuisinart soup maker that will cook and blend. Will have to try this soup in it but without cooking first. Thanks, Sue. I will be making this soup for sure.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 2, 2018 at 8:36 am

      Yes, but only if you let it go for a few minutes. I do a quick blitz on this soup for myself, but you could definitely let it go for a steaming hot bowl of soup, it’s so cool.

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    March 2, 2018 at 7:28 am

    What a treat this would be! We adore asparagus and I bet this easy blender soup tastes just like springtime. Beautiful garnishes as always Sue!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    March 2, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Can’t wait for the asparagus season arrive here! The soup looks light yet flavourful.