Cream of Asparagus Soup
The vibrant green color of this asparagus purée makes it as beautiful as it is delicious.
- 1½ pounds (680 g) asparagus, steamed
- 1½ cups (360 ml) chicken broth
- ½ cups (120 ml) half & half
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Place asparagus and chicken broth into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 6 minutes or until hot. Reduce to Variable 2; remove lid plug.
- Add half and half through the lid plug opening. Blend for 10 seconds.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve over reserved asparagus spears.
|Serving Size||1 cup (240 ml)|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||11 g|
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||4 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|
Cream of Asparagus Soup is rated out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ginette from Great flavour! I steamed the asparagus in a little chicken broth and threw everything in the blender and added the cream at the end as the recipe indicated. We loved it.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaptCupcake from So easy and so much flavor! This is a great quick dinner recipe. We made two batches of this soup in under 10 minutes. It's so fresh tasting! We only had lactose-free 2% milk on hand, so I added a wee bit of coconut butter for some richness. It's so good!! I think you have to like how asparagus tastes without a ton of salt and other things, or you might find it bland like the other reviewer. But, if you're into simple, healthy food, this recipe is awesome.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reenabelle from DELISH! This is the second soup I have made with my new Vitamix Blender. Based on other reviews stating the soup lacked flavor, I decided to tweek it a little. I sauteed the asparagus in some olive oil with 4 small chopped cloves of garlic and a small chopped onion. I also added 2 stalks of celery cut into thirds. While sauteeing, I added 1 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Once tender, but not overly soft, I added the asparagus to the Vitamix with the chicken broth and a 1/4 cup of grated pecorino romano cheese. I blended on 10 for the 6 minutes. Then I added 1/2 and 1/2 rather than heavy cream. I baked 2 russett potatoes and cubed them into the bowl before pouring the soup into the bowl. This gave the soup a little texture. It was delicious and full of flavor!!! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by gge4ever from Great recipe! This was the first soup that I made in my Vitamix and it was fantastic. I really liked the fact that it was so easy and had so few ingredients, yet the taste was wonderful.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by LindaDee from Cream of Asparagus Soup--Great! I made this for Easter a few years ago and now my whole asks for it every year. I use organic everything. Thank you Vita-Mix.
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by LW Ottawa from Really good fast and easy This was really good even though I made a few modifications based on what was in the kitchen. I had a bunch of leftover asparagus stems to use up after using the other half for dinner. I also had beef broth in the house rather than chicken broth. I added a litttle green onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Delicious.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caro from Excellent! I did not even put on milk/cream! It was so creamy!
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by rumbamel from Lacks flavor. This is my third time trying a soup in the vitamix and all 3 times they lacked flavor. I was able to tolerate the taste of this one with some cheese, but my poor family was adding all sorts of things to make it better. The family suggested to not blend everything to death.
Date published: 2015-11-10
Is the recipe for one serving? I am assuming so, since only 1 1/2 cup broth. Did you say add more asparagus if want thicker/creamier? Can you do same with brocolli or cauliflower?
LOL yeah so to be more clear, about 2 servings for the SAD (standard american diet). My husband and I eat this with a salad and are satisfied.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Does this soup freeze well? I'd like to make it and freeze individual servings.
Date published: 2016-12-07
how do you recommend cooking the asparagus? steaming? boiling? sautéing? how soft should you allow it to become?
You can cook the asparagus however you would like. Any of these options, roasting, sauteing, boiling, steaming, etc. will work you will want to cook until it is tender.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Can you substitute canned evaporated milk for any recipe which uses half and half or non dairy creamer?
If you prefer to use evaporated milk over half and half you can do this.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Hi, in the photo someone posted it looked like they used the stems that I often discard because they are two stringy to eat. Question. With or without the end stem?
You can use the whole asparagus stalk.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Can you make this soup with carrots? I love carrots!
Absolutely, that sounds delicious!
Date published: 2016-05-27
Can you tell the calories for this recipe?
This recipes container 130 calories per serving, https://www.vitamix.com/Recipes/Cream-of-Asparagus-Soup/C-Series/Variable-Speed/Classic-64-Ounce#nutritional-facts
Date published: 2017-01-27
Add more steamed broccoli or asparagus?
This was in response to the first question where the Vitamix user asked about a broccoli soup and not an asparagus soup.
Date published: 2016-05-07