Friday, March 21, 2014

Not just Asparagus Soup

There's more than just asparagus in this soup....why not add carrots and potatoes too! 

Not Just Asparagus Soup

1 lb or 1 bunch asparagus
1 c. shredded or diced carrots
2 gold potatoes, diced
3 green onions, whites & greens chopped
1/4 c. soy creamer
1/2 c. vegetable broth
1 garlic clove
1-1/2 c. reserved cooking water
few dashes of nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste

-Snap off the woody part on the asparagus and discard. Remove the tops and set aside. Cut the rest remaining asparagus into 1" pieces.
-Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the asparagus and low boil for approx. 5 minutes.
-Add the carrots and potatoes. Boil until potatoes are fork tender.
-Add the asparagus tips and boil 1 more minute.
-Drain, reserving 1-1/2 c. water.
-In a blender, add the vegetables, green onions, soy creamer, veggie broth, garlic, 1 c.of reserved water and nutmeg.
-Blend until smooth. Add more reserved water or broth if you want a thinner soup.
-Season with salt and pepper and serve!

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