Creamy Asparagus Soup

Spring is time for asparagus, and this Creamy Asparagus Soup is one my favorite easy recipes for those April evenings when there is still a little chill in the air.

Tools:
Large stock pot
Blender

Ingredients:
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1 yellow onion, diced
1 bunch asparagus (about 25-30 stalks)
1 tbsp unrefined virgin coconut oil
1 tsp fresh thyme, roughly chopped
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1/4 cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours
4 cups pure water

Let’s get started.
Wash asparagus well.

If you are serving to others and need a garnish, trim 2″ of asparagus tops for as many garnishes as you’ll need and set aside.

Slice up the rest of the asparagus into tiny disks.

Place coconut oil and onion in large stock pot and heat over medium-high for 7 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Add asparagus (not your garnish) and cook together for 2-3 minutes.

Prepare thyme leaves.

Add to stock pot and stir. Add water to stockpot and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Place garnish in your hot soup to blanch for 1 minute and remove—set aside. Tongs are great for this.

Transfer soup to blender, add lime juice, salt and cashews —purée until ultra smooth.

Serve hot with fresh cracked pepper and a sprig of blanched asparagus tip.

Also delicious chilled.

Enjoy!

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  1. Rosanna

    I’m so making this recipe today. Great soup for spring and let me just say “I LOVE ASPARAGUS!”

  2. Even though it’s already 90 degrees (!) out, I am still totally in soup mode. I just love fresh, spring soups: asparagus, pea, zucchini. Yum! They are totally my favorite. Love the addition of cashews and thyme, will have to try this one soon.

  3. Shelly T

    I have discovered I really don’t care for the taste of cashews in my vegan dishes. What can I try in place of the cashews?

    Many thanks!
    Shelly

    • Heather Crosby

      Hi Shelly, YU can try sunflower seeds instead! Enjoy.

  4. Bran

    Wow, this recipe looks fantastic. I can’t wait to go to the grocery store & pick up some asparagus. Quick question though: I presume you discard the water used for soaking the cashews, right?

    • Heather Crosby

      Great question Bran, yes. Yes. Definitely toss the soak water (don’t use that). Enjoy!

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