Creamy Asparagus Soup - What the Forks for Dinner?Print
Creamy Asparagus Soup
Prep Time:15 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes
1 pound asparagus
2 teaspoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium russet potato, peeled and diced
4 cups chicken stock
3 tablespoons low fat sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté on low for 3-4 minutes.
Trim asparagus, removing tough ends, and cut into 2 inch pieces, reserving the tips for garnish
Add diced potato and asparagus pieces to onion and garlic in the pot. Add chicken stock and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until asparagus is very tender. While asparagus is cooking, blanch tips until tender crisp, cool under running water and set aside for garnish.
Remove from heat and using an immersion blender puree until smooth (alternately you can puree mixture in a regular blender in batches, then return to pot). Stir in sour cream until well blended.
Ladle into serving bowls, garnishing with asparagus tips and parmesan cheese.
Be sure to cut asparagus into 2 inch or less pieces so they blend well with the immersion blender.