Asparagus, Lemon, and Mint Soup


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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups chicken stock, or more if needed

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped


  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.

Cook's Note:

You may substitute a leek for the shallot, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

173 Calories
10g Fat
15g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 173
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 884mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 586mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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