Cream of Asparagus Soup
Green soup! Just in time for St. Patrick's Day. (Wouldn't you rather have this instead of green pancakes or green eggs.) And after St. Patrick's Day, you'll have a tasty recipe that is healthy, too. You'll want to make this more than once. At least I liked it that much.
I made this last week when I was visiting the grandchildren. It was quick. It was easy. And the taste was like a spoonful of springtime. It's not a thick hearty soup, so don't count on a bowl of it to be your supper. But it would be great along side a sandwich or with a salad. It was a fun way to another vegetable to the meal.
When I gave Baby Girl a bowl of it, she happily ate it with her little spoon until the bowl was empty. Admittedly, about half of it was dribbled down her front but she liked it. Thank goodness for bibs.
If you use a hand held immersion blender, this is very, very easy. What would I do differently next time? The taste was perfect as written, but maybe I'd like it a little thicker. Or, maybe not. I did love the taste just as is. I think I will try 5 cups of broth. If I taste it and it needs to go back to the original 6 cups, it's easy enough to add that last bit.
I'm making this again in my own kitchen and will freeze some in individual portions. I'm working hard to add more vegetables to my diet and having this in ready-to-use form will be good when I've eaten all the salad I want for a while.
CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP
2 lbs asparagus (2 bunches), tough ends snapped off
1 tbsp butter
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
salt & pepper, to taste
Cut the asparagus in half and add to the pot along with chicken broth and black pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook low about 20 minutes or until asparagus is very tender. Remove from heat, add sour cream and using immersion blender, puree until smooth (or in two batches in a large blender.) Add salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe is another one from Skinnytaste.com. She gives Weight Watchers points for her recipes, so if that interests you, a bowl of soup (1-1/4 cups) is 2 Smart Points.