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.
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
|Asparagus||1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces|
|Onion||1 large onion, chopped|
|Garlic||2 cloves garlic, minced|
|Potatoes||1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced|
|Vegetable or chicken broth||4 cups|
|Milk or cream||1 cup|
|Olive oil||2 tablespoons|
|Salt and pepper||To taste|
Steps to prepare sweet potato soup
- 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.
- Stir in the potatoes and asparagus after adding them to the pot.
- Add the broth, then bring the dish to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan, and simmer the vegetables for about 20 minutes or until they are tender.
- Until the soup is entirely smooth, puree it in a blender or with an immersion blender.
- Add the milk or cream and taste-test adding salt and pepper.
- Reheat the soup until well warmed over low heat before serving.
- Garnish with additional chopped asparagus or fresh herbs, if desired.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.