Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup

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Asparagus soup is full of nutrients. You'll love this one!

This recipe is in low calories and cholesterol and an excellent source of dietary fiber. Added benefits of this creamy soup are being high in vitamins B6, C, E, K and riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, selenium, thiamin and folate. With all these health benefits and only 95 calories for 1 cup, why not have 2 cups?

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Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup

This soup is high in vitamins and minerals that will make your body happy and it tastes great too!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green asparagus
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth, fat-free, low-sodium
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon basil freshly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • If using a double boiler with a steamer insert, add 2” to 3” of water to the bottom pot, add asparagus to the insert, cover. Heat water to boiling, reduce heat to low and steam until tender, about 20 minutes. Cool 15 minutes before pureeing.
  • While asparagus is steaming, add oil to a small skillet, heat to medium-low, add onions, sauté until tender, approximately 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté one additional minute. Remove from heat, add onion, garlic, and cooled asparagus to a food processor or use an immersion blender, pulse until pureed.
  • Add puree to a large pot along with cayenne, salt and pepper. And broth and stir. Bring to a boil on medium heat, reduce to a simmer and cook 15 minutes. Add milk and continue to cook until hot, approximately 5 minutes. Garnish with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and a dash of cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 92mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Vegetarian

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12 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! This sounds so good! thinking if I was to omit the milk I could make more (when asparagus is seasonally priced!), can it and add milk when reheating!

  2. mmmmmm… I'm stationed in Gemrany right now and love eating white asparagus here… will definitely try this recipe twice; once with green A and then with white A!!

    1. Nicole, I looked for white when I came up with the recipe but couldn't find in my small town. I love Germany…used to live in Mainz/Weisbaden area. 🙂

  3. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. Easy, healthy, low-fat. I added a squeeze of lemon for extra zing with the black & cayenne pepper and basil.

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