One of my favorite things to eat lately is Purple Asparagus from the farmers market. It is so sweet, nutty, tender and delicious I just can’t get enough of it. It is good for breakfast, lunch and dinner, even a snack. Some of my favorite ways to prepare asparagus is on the grill, or sauteed with peppers, broccoli, onions and garlic with a farm fresh over easy egg on top.
The last time I prepared the above I only used the tips of the asparagus, and I was thinking what I could make with the left over and then I remembered a chilled soup that a friend of mine was talking about so I thought I would try it out. I am so glad that I did because it is soooo good!!!
Chilled Asparagus Soup
This recipe only has a few ingredients, it is super easy, super yummy, and anyone can eat it…. This recipe can be raw, vegan, low calorie, low carb, gluten and dairy free, paleo anything that you desire….
20-30 Asparagus Spears
Half of a Sweet Onion
1 Garlic Clove or more if you like
Water or Chicken Broth
Lime Juice just a small wedge for brightness and freshness
Salt and Pepper to taste
Small pinch of Red Pepper Flakes for some Heat
About 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
Optional: Green Onions, Sour Cream, Greek Yogurt, Vegan Sour Cream etc.
My favorite way to prepare this is to saute the onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in the olive oil. I am not a fan of raw onion flavor and I like the sweetness that onions have after they are sauteed a little bit. Then put in your blender or food processor with the asparagus and blend together until smooth, it will be a little thick so this is when you will add the water or chicken broth to get the consistency that you desire. DONE!!! See how easy that was!!!!
Chill for about an hour
Pour into Bowls
Squeeze a little lime over the top,
add some green onions and a little greek yogurt and ENJOY!!!
This is the way I like to prepare this, remember you can make this a completely raw vegan soup if you so wish! I do my best to make recipes that satisfy everyone. I am not all raw or vegan but I do enjoy incorporating lots of plant based meals into my diet so you will find a little bit of everything here!!!
Please let me know if you try out this recipe or any others on my blog and leave a comment below