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Simple Asparagus Soup

Asparagus soup, a healing-to-the-soul-soup for the cool almost-winter nights.  I cannot believe winter is right around the corner, just about 2 weeks away, crazy.

This is a really simple recipe.  All you need is a bundle of asparagus, some vegetable broth, garlic, spices.  I used a toaster oven to roast the asparagus and lots of crushed garlic (very important when fighting off sickness, as it’s great for the immune system), sprinkled oil, salt and pepper overtop and cooked until warmed.  Then when it was finished I put all of the ingredients into my blender, and poured out the soup into a small pot to cook lightly on the stove for 20 minutes.  It is a nice quiet treat to come home to, asparagus is a great vegetable too often forgotten, so I feel good about eating this.  It is not very filling however, so I chose to make something on the side to go with this for dinner.  If you are sick, this is the perfect soup to eat, because it is light when you don’t have much of an appetite, and quick to make, and most of all packed with good-for-you vitamins and nutrients.  Plus all of that garlic ought to really stop some bad bacteria in it’s tracks!

I cannot take credit for this recipe, I found it from DietHood and loved it!

Simple Asparagus Soup

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Serves: 2-4 Cooking Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Bundle - Asparagus (trim the bottoms off)
  • 10 - Garlic Cloves (crushed)
  • 2 - Tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp - Celery Seed
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • White or Black pepper to taste
  • Dash of Cayanne Pepper
  • 3 Cups - Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Cup - Milk
  • 1/4 Cup - Parsley (finely chopped)

Instructions

1

Preheat toaster oven to 450F.

2

Line baking sheet with foil and toss asparagus, crushed or chopped garlic, oil, salt and pepper on top. Cook for 15 minutes, or until softened.

3

Transfer to a blender with the remaining ingredients (except parsley) and blend until liquidy.

4

Pour into a soup pot and cook on medium-low flame for 20 minutes.

5

Taste to adjust spices or milk/broth as needed, and sprinkle with parsley.

6

Enjoy warmed.

Notes

I imagine this would taste good with a Tbsp of lemon juice added too! Eat with crackers, bread, etc.

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