Spring Aspargus Soup

SpringAsparagusSoup

Spring is the perfect season for fresh asparagus. This delicious soup beautifully pairs the delicate flavor of asparagus with fragrant tarragon for  a truly scrumptious soup.

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Spring Aspargus Soup
 
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A delicately flavored soup which delights the palette with hints of tarragon.
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2½ pounds fresh asparagus spears
  • 1¼ cup dry Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1½ tbsp fresh tarragon, minced or 2 tsp dried
  • ¼ cup raw butter
  • ¼ cup gluten free flour -- I use Bob Red Mill's all purpose gluten free flour or amaranth
  • 3½ cup organic chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2½ cups milk -- for a dairy free option use your favorite nut milk
  • fresh ground salt and pepper to taste
  • tarragon spears for garnish
Instructions
  1. Steam asparagus spears until tender.
  2. Place in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until a nice purée is formed, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Set aside for later use.
  3. In a small saucepan combine wine, half of the tarragon with the freshly ground salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until wine is reduced to ¼ cup, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and set aside.
  4. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven. Add flour stirring constantly and cook over medium heat for about 1 minute to obtain a "roux", a thick paste.
  5. Gradually add chicken or vegetable broth, stirring constantly until well blended.
  6. Add asparagus purée, reduced wine mixture, milk and remaining tarragon and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for another 20 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with fresh tarragon sprigs for garnish.

 

Bon Apétit!

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About Valerie 

Valerie Remy-Milora is the mother of 3 amazing girls, an author, public speaker, coach and founder of Scrumptious Moms. She is passionate about empowering moms to embrace self care and live a vibrant, joyful life with their loved ones. A health and fitness nut, she is an advocate for chemical-free living, real food and GMO labeling. She believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe! We love asparagus here. I saved the recipe.

  2. We love asparagus at my home, but I always have a hard time varying how I prepare it. This is definitely going into my recipe file. Thank you for sharing it.

    • I love finding new ways to prepare some of our favorite vegetables so please share your “go-to” recipes with us Flo! So glad you like this recipe. My girls asked me to make it more often. I think I will. Have a splendid day!

  3. this sounds soo good, and I”m waiting for spring asparagus – I’ve never tried it with tarragon and chardonnay a great combo for sure!

  4. LAURIE ARNHEIM says:

    Yuuuuummmy!!!! I love asparagus! This soup sounds so easy & good! I think my grandson may even eat this!!! He still gets sort of funny with GREEN food! LOL Thanks for the great recipe!!!!

  5. Amber Ludwig says:

    Mmm!! Our favorite vegetable in this house!! I love bringing some Spring and Summer dishes into the Winter time to remind us that the cold does NOT last forever lol!!

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