nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 200
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Cholesterol: 25 mg
  • Sodium: 550 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 7 g

Three Onion-Asparagus Soup

Three Onion-Asparagus Soup

SERVES 4

Serve this delicate soup hot or chilled, in large bowls for a luncheon entrée or in soup cups or mugs as a first course.
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 large leek, white part only, well washed and chopped
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • ½ lb. potatoes (1 large), peeled and cubed
  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • Salt to taste
  • About 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup crème fraîche, sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 12 to 16 chives, sliced
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  1. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Stir in leeks and scallions, and cook until very soft, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Add potatoes, asparagus and stock, and increase heat to high. When soup reaches a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, and let cool for about 5 minutes. Purée soup in batches in food processor or blender until very smooth. Return soup to clean soup pot.
  3. To serve, reheat soup to a simmer just before ladling, and season to taste with salt and lemon juice. Ladle soup into bowls, and top with dollop of crème fraîche and sprinkle of chives and radishes.
May 2003

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comments

Despite all of the onions, this soup is definitely missing some flavour. I added a jalapeno for some kick and some garlic powder and rosemary. I think if you just add a few more of your own spices this soup could be really good. And so easy!

Cassandra DePetrillo - 2013-10-17 17:22:32