Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup

Today I wanted to resurrect this recipe from the archive while I’m working on my e-cookbook. It’s one of my favorite soup recipe: it’s tasty and very easy to make. And perfectly in season – for most of you anyway!

Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup

I don’t know about you but for me asparagus really are the veggies that scream Spring. I see so many Spring recipes and outfits on blogs, Pinterest and Instagram that I find myself believing that it’s Spring for me too. Whereas it’s not. I leave on the other side of the world remember? So for me, it’s Fall and soon…the dreaded winter. Did I ever mentioned that I really really can’t handle cold temperatures? My body really isn’t made for this. I don’t even know how people in Canada or say…Sweden survive. I would die instantly.  I’m the kind of girl who freezes even when wearing ski pants and socks and several sweaters. Anyway, all I wanted to say is that the Australian weather is not that bad, so I should be fine. At least, I hope so. Maybe my body got used to the casual 80F we have here during Fall.

Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup

Oops looks like I got lost in digression again. Let’s focus on that Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup, shall we?
1. Is this soup delicious yet healthy? Absolutely!
2. Does it calls for heavy cream? Absolutely not! I used evaporated milk (again) to lightened up this one and the result is a very tasty soup, full of flavors.
I really love it! Too bad asparagus aren’t really in season for me…

Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup

Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup
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Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup


OTHER RECIPES
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 217 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter I used unsalted
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 bunches fresh asparagus about 20 spears
  • 2 cups chicken stock salt reduced
  • 1/2 cup fat free evaporated milk unsweetened condensed milk
  • The juice of one lemon
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan to top - optional

Instructions

  1. Prepare asparagus. Remove though ends then chop them.
  2. Heat a soup pot on medium heat. Melt butter and add onions. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Add asparagus and cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly.
  4. Stir in chicken stock and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes or until asparagus are super tender.
  5. Remove from the heat and, using an immersion blender, blend until totally smooth. Stir in evaporated milk and lemon, and mix well.
  6. Serve in bowls and top with freshly cracked pepper and shaved parmesan.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have an immersion blender, use a regular blender. Let the soup cool down before blending it though.

If you like your soup very thick, add a chopped potato along with the asparagus and the onion.

Nutrition Facts
Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 third)
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Potassium 566mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 21.8%
Vitamin C 11.9%
Calcium 24.9%
Iron 15.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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5 Comments
  1. Wondering if coconut milk (canned) might not work for evaporated milk? Also am enjoying your Mexican Sweet Potato Casserole. My husband especially loves it. And we live in Texas where Mexican is a fine art.

    1. I’ve never tried but I think it would work fine, yes! I would use lite coconut milk though, to make sure the coconut taste isn’t too empowering.
      I’m glad you and your husband like the casserole 🙂

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