Asparagus Potato Soup Recipe

A tasty and nourishing dish that is high in fibre and low in calories is asparagus and potato soup. It is also a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet and can be served as a light meal or as a starter to a larger meal.

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Main ingredients

Asparagus, Onion, Garlic, Potatoes, Vegetable or chicken broth, Milk or cream, Olive oil, Salt and pepper 

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Detailed Ingredients and Quantity

IngredientsQuantity
Asparagus1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
Onion1 large onion, chopped
Garlic2 cloves garlic, minced
Potatoes1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
Vegetable or chicken broth4 cups 
Milk or cream1 cup 
Olive oil2 tablespoons 
Salt and pepper To taste

Steps to prepare sweet potato soup

  1. Olive oil should be heated in a sizable pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Stir in the potatoes and asparagus after adding them to the pot.
  3. Add the broth, then bring the dish to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan, and simmer the vegetables for about 20 minutes or until they are tender.
  5. Until the soup is entirely smooth, puree it in a blender or with an immersion blender.
  6. Add the milk or cream and taste-test adding salt and pepper.
  7. Reheat the soup until well warmed over low heat before serving.
  8. Garnish with additional chopped asparagus or fresh herbs, if desired.

Nutrients facts

Calories: 267

Protein: 8 grams

Fat: 11 grams

Carbohydrates: 35 grams

Fiber: 6 grams

Sugar: 7 grams

Sodium: 702 milligrams

Vitamin C: 56% of the daily value (DV)

Vitamin K: 89% of the DV

Folate: 27% of the DV

Vitamin B6: 20% of the DV

Potassium: 26% of the DV

Iron: 10% of the DV

Serving suggestions

  1. Serve as a light meal: Asparagus potato soup can be served as a standalone meal, paired with some crusty bread or crackers for added texture and flavor.
  2. As a side dish: This soup makes a great side dish to a main course, such as grilled chicken or fish. It is best served in a small bowl or cup, with a green salad or other side dishes.
  3. Garnish with toppings: You can add some toppings to the soup to enhance its flavor and texture, such as grated Parmesan cheese, croutons, chopped fresh herbs like chives or parsley, or even a drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Make it a cold soup: Asparagus potato soup can be served cold on a hot summer day. Simply chill the soup in the refrigerator and serve it with some chopped cucumber or tomato for a refreshing and nutritious meal.
  5. Pair with a sandwich: Serve the soup with a sandwich, such as a grilled cheese sandwich or a turkey sandwich, for a filling and satisfying meal.

Variations (similar kinds of soups with the same ingredients)

  1. Roasted asparagus and potatoes: Toss asparagus and diced potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast them in the oven until tender and golden brown. This is excellent as a salad topping or side dish.
  2. Asparagus and potato frittata: Saute asparagus and potatoes with onions and garlic, then pour beaten eggs over the top and bake in the oven until set. This makes a delicious breakfast or brunch dish.
  3. Creamy asparagus and potato gratin: Layer thinly sliced potatoes and asparagus in a baking dish, pour over a mixture of cream and cheese, and bake until bubbly and golden brown. This is a great vegetarian side dish or main entrée.
  4. Asparagus and potato salad: Boil diced potatoes and blanched asparagus until tender, then toss them with a simple vinaigrette and fresh herbs. This is an excellent picnic or potluck dish.
  5. Asparagus and potato soup with a twist: Add other vegetables or ingredients to your asparagus potato soup to create new flavors, such as adding leeks and spinach or topping with crispy bacon and croutons.

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