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Simple Creamy White Asparagus Soup Recipe

by Spicie Foodie on March 29, 2013

Creamy White Asparagus Soup Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #asparagus #soup #creamcheese

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Creamy White Asparagus Soup Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #asparagus #soup #creamcheese

Let’s talk about asparagus now, shall we? I know it isn’t quite asparagus season, and I heard that the cold weather might delay or damage the crop this year. I hope that isn’t the case because I so look forward to asparagus season every year…fingers crossed.

Creamy White Asparagus Soup Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #asparagus #soup #creamcheese

From the shelves of my greengrocer’s these thin white and purplish stalks beckoned me. Normally I wait until the season is in full swing before buying my first bunch but I simply couldn’t resist them. They weren’t perfect but they were very crisp and the bottom was clear and fresh, so home they came with me.

Creamy White Asparagus Soup Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #asparagus #soup #creamcheese

It’s still so cold here and the only thing that keeps coming to my mind is soup. Not fighting the urge I decided to turn these asparagus into a simple, warming, and satisfying pot of soup. My uncomplicated recipe isn’t really much of a recipe. The whole process was by feel and the result was very satisfying. Below is my “recipe” but there are also thousands of them to be found with a quick Google search.

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Creamy White Asparagus Soup Recipe
 
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A simple white asparagus soup made gluten free, and thickened with cream cheese.
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Recipe type: Appetizer, lunch, side dish, soup
Cuisine: Meatless Mondays, International, Gluten-Free
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 500 gms white asparagus
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups low-sodium & no MSG vegetable broth
  • 2 heaping tbsps of full fat cream cheese
  • salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly rinse the asparagus. Cut off the fibrous ends -- how much is up to you but be advised that the more of it you leave the higher chances of chewing on woody fibers. You can also use a vegetable peeler to peel off the thin outer layer to prevent fibrous soup. Slice the asparagus into small even-sized pieces. Place all ingredients except the cream cheese in a pot, simmer until the asparagus is fork tender or cook all the way through. Allow to cool slightly then add the cream cheese and use a stick blender to puree into a thick soup. If it is too thick for your taste add more vegetable broth. Serve as desired.
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Tips for selecting asparagus: Only purchase stalks that are crisp and snap when snapped in half. Inspect the bottom of the stalks for a clear and moist texture -- do not buy ones that look dried out or ones leaking a white liquid. Raw asparagus should have a mild smell, avoid one with a strong odor.

 

Creamy White Asparagus Soup Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #asparagus #soup #creamcheese

See how simple my soup was to make? I didn’t want to drown the taste of asparagus in cream, or thicken it with flour — I wanted to fully enjoy the flavors of the asparagus. The cream cheese helped to thicken it and added a slight creamy taste, it was perfect.

Creamy White Asparagus Soup Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #asparagus #soup #creamcheese

How do you like your asparagus soup? And which color do you prefer? I like them all!

Creamy White Asparagus Soup Recipe by Spicie Foodie | #asparagus #soup #creamcheese

Have a great weekend everyone! Please don’t forget to participate in this month’s YBR roundup — it is this Sunday. And if you need some Easter baking ideas check out the recipes below.

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(Top L to R) Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls by Julie, Easter Peeps Centerpiece by Vicki, Chocolate Shortbread Easter Treat by Tania, Mazanec or Czech Easter Bread by me

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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa March 29, 2013 at 9:12 PM

A delightful soup! White asparagus have such a wonderful flavor.

Happy Easter!

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2 Spicie Foodie March 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Thank you Rosa! Same to you.

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3 Susan March 29, 2013 at 9:58 PM

I’ve never seen such beautiful white fresh asparagus before! This must be delicious with the cream cheese.

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4 Spicie Foodie March 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Thank you Susan — they were quite tasty!:)

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5 yummychunklet March 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Ooh, I haven’t made asparagus soup with white asparagus. Looks tasty!

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6 Spicie Foodie March 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM

You should give it a try, it’s just as delish ad green ones. Thanks!

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7 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 30, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I’ve never heard or came across white asparagus before. It’s pretty and that soup looks like my kind of comfort food :)

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8 Spicie Foodie March 30, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Wow, really? That’s too bad. Thank you, yes the soup is total comfort food. Have a great weekend Kiran:)

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9 Sandra March 30, 2013 at 12:58 AM

White asparagus has always intrigued me and I passed some up today. Now that I’ve seen this beautiful soup I won’t be passing it up again.

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10 Spicie Foodie March 30, 2013 at 2:49 PM

I hope you give it a try next time Sandra. Thanks!

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11 tania@mykitchenstories.com.au March 30, 2013 at 1:38 AM

How beautiful are these asparagus Nancy, and how lovely have you made them look?. I could eat a whole pot of this soup. White asparagus has a fleeting season here and it’s hard to get them as fresh as yours. Have a lovely Easter, and thank you for your kind and generous heart x

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12 Spicie Foodie March 30, 2013 at 2:50 PM

It’s the same here Tania, the green ones are around much longer. Thank you and same to you:)xx

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13 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today March 30, 2013 at 5:51 AM

You took amazing pictures of asparaguses. It is so beautiful. I am having a faze on asparaguses. I’ll be happy to use your recipe.

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14 Spicie Foodie March 30, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Thank you Marta!

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15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 30, 2013 at 5:54 AM

I’ve never seen white asparagus, how pretty! Your soup looks wonderful!

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16 Spicie Foodie March 30, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Really, perhaps they aren’t too common in the States? Thanks!

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17 Angie@Angie's Recipes March 30, 2013 at 6:29 AM

A delightful spring soup!

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18 Spicie Foodie March 30, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Thank you Angie!

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19 John March 30, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Hi Nancy, Lovely looking soup and beautiful texture you have in it! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Happy Easter!

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20 Spicie Foodie March 30, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Thank you John and same to you!

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21 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun March 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Shame on me for never having seen the beauty of white asparagus before viewing your exquisite photos. The soup looks beautiful as well. Wishing you a happy Easter.

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22 Spicie Foodie March 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Thank you Victoria! You too have a great holiday.:)

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23 mjskit March 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Every year I see white asparagus at the market but it only last a couple of weeks. I have never ventured to buy any as of yet, but this might just be the year. I love this soup and it looks like it would make a great little springtime dish. Thanks! So glad the move to the new server went so smooth!!! What a relief for you I’m sure!

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24 Spicie Foodie March 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

The season here is also very short, maybe that’s why many people haven’t tried them. Thank you MJ and have a great weekend:)

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25 Ramona March 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM

This soup looks so pleasing and comforting. Even though it is asparagus season and spring we are still experiencing cooler than normal temperatures. Soup is still a happy meal and this white asparagus fits the bill. :) Have a wonderful Easter and congratulations on a successful move to your new server. :)

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26 Spicie Foodie March 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Thank you Ramona, have a great holiday weekend!

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27 GourmetGetaways March 30, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Nany all of your images are a work of art! They are just so gorgeous! I love the image that you entitled “Asparagus” it looks like fingers!!

Beautiful!

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28 Spicie Foodie March 31, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Thank you so much Julie! Glad to see you liked my experimental shot:)

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29 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) March 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I love, love, love asparagus and very rarely make soup from it. This sounds divine! We are grilling some green asparagus tonight!

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30 Spicie Foodie March 31, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Me too Alyssa, I usually prefer to just eat it but it’s the cold that made me crave some soup. Yum — love it grilled! Enjoy:)

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31 msihua March 31, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Looks amazing! I can never find white asparagus here apart from those in the jar, which I refuse to get :(

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32 Spicie Foodie March 31, 2013 at 12:54 PM

I’m not a big fan of jared ones either. Too bad you can’t find them:(

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33 Kate@Diethood March 31, 2013 at 2:48 PM

OH my worrrrrd! I am going to eat your photos!!! With a side of this amazing soup, of course! :-D

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34 Spicie Foodie March 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM

You’re so funny Kate:) Thanks!

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35 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 1, 2013 at 7:03 AM

I like them all colors but I have to admit the white make for a very elegant presentation.

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36 Spicie Foodie April 1, 2013 at 1:51 PM

That’s true Sylvie, the white ones look so elegant.

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37 Frank @Memorie di Angelina April 6, 2013 at 3:42 PM

White asparagus is a special treat. In my Vienna days we had them often. Here in the States they tend to be overlooked, but are well worth looking out for. Your photos really bring out the beauty of these vegetables!

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38 Spicie Foodie April 6, 2013 at 7:44 PM

That’s too bad that it’s overlooked in the US. I’ve just gotten used to having it around as much as the green variety. Thank you Frank!:)

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39 Ali April 9, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Soup was delicious! I always crave white asparagus soup in the spring reminds of living in Germany, thanks for the simple tasty recipe!

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40 Spicie Foodie April 9, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Hi Ali! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by to let me know.:)

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