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Easy and Creamy Asparagus Soup for Easter

Jenny DeRemer

Creamy Asparagus Soup is satisfying and easy to make, requiring fewer ingredients and time compared to elaborate asparagus recipes.

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Orange juice, while unusual, is key in this recipe because its sugar and acidity balance the asparagus flavor.

asparagus olive oil leeks potatoes garlic chicken stock parsley heavy cream orange juice

Ingredients For Making This Easy and Creamy Asparagus Soup for Easter 

Prepare the Asparagus

01

Use two pounds of fresh asparagus with thin, crispy stalks. Line them up and trim the base where they turn from white to green.

Sauté

02

Add the cup of reserved asparagus tips and sauté, Continue stirring them to promote browning but make sure to avoid burning.

Cook the Other Ingredients

03

Cook the leeks stirring occasionally until they turn lightly golden and soften. Add peeled and cubed Yukon Gold potatoes and minced garlic cloves.

Emulsify the Soup

04

Let the mixture cook until the asparagus is tender. Remove from heat and stir in fresh parsley. Blend using an immersion blender or in a standard blender.

How to Serve

05

After pureeing, add orange juice and heavy cream to the soup. Serve in bowls and drizzle with extra cream if desired.