A creamy asparagus soup accented with yogurt, lemon, and Parmesan cheese. Everyone loves it! You can substitute soy products to make this recipe vegan.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place asparagus and onion in a saucepan with 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Bring the broth to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer until the vegetables are tender.

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  • Reserve a few asparagus tips for garnish. Place remaining vegetable mixture in an electric blender and puree until smooth.

  • Melt butter in the pan that was used for simmering the asparagus and onions. Stir while sprinkling flour, salt, and pepper into the butter. Do not let the flour brown. Allow the mixture to cook only 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth and increase the heat. Continue stirring until the mixture comes to a boil.

  • Stir the vegetable puree and milk into the saucepan. Whisk yogurt into the mixture, followed by lemon juice. Stir until heated through, then ladle into bowls. Garnish with reserved asparagus tips. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 9.7g 19% DV; carbohydrates 18.7g 6% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 15mg 5% DV; sodium 966.8mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2006
This is the best soup recipe I have ever found. It took me about 3 tried to get it just right. The first time it was very stringy (used too much of the asparagus bottom) and the second time it had flour lumps in it (make sure flour is desolved before bringing to a boil). I bought the asparagus ready to use (the bottoms cut off) at Trader Joe's. That fixed the stringy problem. I also used a steamer to cook the asparagus (for about 12 minutes) and the onions (threw them in at about 6 minutes). From there, I put that into the blender with 1/2-3/4 c. vegetable broth. Everytime I make it, it's gone by the end of the day. My family loves it and so do my co-workers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2012
All you can taste is the soy milk...what a waste of good asparagus! Would otherwise be worth eating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2006
This is the best soup recipe I have ever found. It took me about 3 tried to get it just right. The first time it was very stringy (used too much of the asparagus bottom) and the second time it had flour lumps in it (make sure flour is desolved before bringing to a boil). I bought the asparagus ready to use (the bottoms cut off) at Trader Joe's. That fixed the stringy problem. I also used a steamer to cook the asparagus (for about 12 minutes) and the onions (threw them in at about 6 minutes). From there, I put that into the blender with 1/2-3/4 c. vegetable broth. Everytime I make it, it's gone by the end of the day. My family loves it and so do my co-workers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2004
Double YUM!! I used chicken broth and skim milk added the juice of one half lemon (about 2 tsp) and used seasoned salt instead of regular. Also had to use a little extra broth to get a good puree from the blender. To make it easier and quicker I'd recommend chopping the asparagus into small pieces (inch or two is good) and cook veggies with the lid on to reduce evaporation. Loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
This is EXCELLENT! I've made it maybe 6 times, and every time, I surprise myself with how good it is. I bought an immersion blender recently. It's just the $13 Proctor Silex model - nothing fancy - but it saves a bunch of time on this recipe. After I've steamed the veggies, I take a small bit of the withheld broth, mix it with the flour, salt, pepper, and butter in a pan, and cook the roux. Then, I simply put the roux in the pot with the veggies, add the milk and extra broth, and use the immersion blender to mix the whole thing up. It easily purees the veggies. I add the yogurt and lemon at the very end. Delicious, and it seems to be as tasty as the original recipe. Mary Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2006
I made this for a group of 7 people. One of them didn't like asparagus but decided to try it anyway. My daughter said "no way, not eating it". Well they all ate it and loved it! I doubled the batch and that was perfect for 7. I noticed a few people mention the stringiness. I used very large asparagus because that is all the store had. I cooked it until VERY mushy. It did not have ANY strings in it. Because I simmered longer I had to add extra broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2005
Excellent!!!! Followed directions to a t.......made another batch using broccoli, came out even better than asparagus. Will definatly use recipe again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2006
Thought the soup was great and very easy to make. If you have an immersion hand blender it's even easier. I didn't have any trouble with stringy asparagus because I cut it up into small pieces to cook. Also I used regular milk instead of soy and chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. Lastly I added some sour cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2006
Immersion aka stick blender made this soup smooth and creamy. Simply added the flour salt and pepper to the cooked onion and asparagus and stired. Then added everyting else and blended. Wonderful flavors! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
Delicious! I used 2% milk instead of soy and used 1/8 tsp onion powder instead of regular onion. I also only pureed 3/4 the asparagus and cut the rest in 1 inch sections and added it to the mixture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2003
Good, but you really need a powerful food processor or blender. Mine just didn't really get the job done, and while the flavor was good, the texture was awkward. The yogurt, lemon, and cheese really do make for a sharp, delicious soup and this is certainly hearty enough to make a meal of. I added a little nutmeg to mine, also, for a bit more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2012
All you can taste is the soy milk...what a waste of good asparagus! Would otherwise be worth eating. Read More
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