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Cream of Asparagus Soup with Toasted Almond Garnish


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Cream of Asparagus Soup with Toasted Almond Garnish

My favorite way to serve Asparagus! This Cream of Asparagus Soup is smooth, creamy and flavorful. It can be made pretty quickly. I work all my stove top burners simultaneously  to get it done super quick. Even my 6 year old gave this ‘GREEN stuff’ her thumbs up!

Cream of Asparagus Soup with Toasted Almond Garnish

Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Serves: 4



  • 300 g Fresh asparagus (thin shoots)
  • 12 raw almonds
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium red onion(I like to use 1 small red onion + 1 Vidalia Onion) – chopped up
  • 2 Tbsp plain flour
  • 4-5 black pepper corns – crushed
  • 2 cups light/ low fat milk
  • salt to taste

For the vegetable stock:

  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 rib of celery
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic
  • 8 black pepper corns
  • 3 cloves (spice)
  • 5 cups of water


  • First on one burner – get the vegetable stock going. Add all the vegetables, roughly chopped/sliced, and the water and spices to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes till reduced. Strain the clear stock and set aside.
  • While the stock is simmering, rinse the asparagus shoots. Cut of some of the tips for a garnish and set aside.
  • Chop up the remaining asparagus into small pieces.
  • Bring another saucepan on a second burner with water to boil.
  • Add the tips for garnish and blanch in the boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Drain from the boiling water (do not throw out the boiled water).
  • Add to cold water to refresh. When completely cool drain and set aside.
  • In the same boiling water add the remaining chopped asparagus for 2-3 minutes (or till soft/tender).
  • Drain again. Refresh again in cold water.
  • Remove the refreshed pieces  from the water and blend to a smooth puree  (no added water). Set aside.
  • On the third burer place a small pan, and dry roast the almonds on medium heat, tossing occasionally till the skin is slightly darker. Chop up the toasted almonds into slivers for garnish and set aside.
  • Now the stove top is free and we get our soup ready.
  • Add the butter  to a pot and melt. Add the onions and saute till nicely softened and slightly golden.
  • Add the flour and stir continuously for about a minute, till the ‘roux’ is nicely cooked.
  • No add the reserved stock, gradually stirring as you do so. Stir continuously till the stock boils, to prevent the formation of lumps. Simmer for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • When thickened, add the puree of asparagus and the crushed black pepper corns.
  • Lastly add the milk and bring to a simmer again for about 2 – 3 minutes more.
  • Serve hot with the toasted almond slivers and the tips as garnish.


Cream of Asparagus Soup with Toasted Almond Garnish

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  • Crush the black pepper into small grains, not too powdery  and not large pieces,  to prevent  a dry cough spell.
  • For some sweet bite, you can add thawed frozen corn to the soup along with the milk
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