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Asparagus, Lemon, and Mint Soup

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars
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"This soup is easy to make. Asparagus has a strong flavor by itself, so I chose to add a few mint leaves and lemon zest to give it a wonderfully fresh aroma!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 173
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Cut tips from 6 asparagus spears, about 1 1/2 inches from the top; reserve for garnish later. Chop the remaining asparagus into chunks.
  2. Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat; cook and stir shallot in the hot oil until softened, about 3 minutes. Add chopped asparagus; season with mint, salt, and pepper. Cook until asparagus are slightly tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Pour chicken stock into asparagus mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until asparagus are tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in lemon zest.
  4. Blend soup using a hand blender or a food processor until smooth.
  5. Bring a small pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook asparagus tips in the boiling water until just turning bright green, about 2 minutes. Strain asparagus tips and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Garnish soup with asparagus tips and hard-boiled egg.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You may substitute a leek for the shallot, if desired.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 173 calories; 10.3 14.5 9.4 107 884 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Mint adds an unusual and tasty addition. I made this exactly as written- perhaps a first. I seldom use AR recipes with no reviews, but had everything on hand for this, so I gave it a try. There ...

Most helpful critical review

I did not find the mint flavor appealing. However, this is a good base recipe for asparagus soup.

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Mint adds an unusual and tasty addition. I made this exactly as written- perhaps a first. I seldom use AR recipes with no reviews, but had everything on hand for this, so I gave it a try. There ...

I made exactly as written, including the hard boiled egg. It was delicious and so easy to make! I thought the egg was an unusual touch but it gave it a nice flavor (and added protein). I loved...

Loved it. I used some scallions instead of shallot because that is what I had on hand. I didn't add the hard boiled egg, but I would. Fresh mint and lemon are a wonderful combination. Very f...

The lemon and mint combination worked well with the asparagus. I skipped the egg and substituted some diced ham.

Turned out pretty good! I had to modify the recipe slightly as I didn't have a lemon and substituted it with a lime. I also added a dash of red pepper flakes for a little zing. Then at the end I...

Amazing light fresh taste. I added the lemon cream from another recipe & some precooked frozen shrimp to a bowl. Delicious!

I did not find the mint flavor appealing. However, this is a good base recipe for asparagus soup.

When I make this, I cut the tips off of all of the spears and set aside. When the soup has cooked and I've blended it, I return the soup to heat and add the tips for about 5 minutes along with ...

I love how quick, easy and absolutely delicious this soup is! I used vegetable stock instead of chicken, and added half a cup of cream at the end. Used cubed Canadian bacon as a garnish.