It is almost Spring, and Spring brings with it the delights of young peas, beautiful broad beans and new asparagus. To celebrate the upcoming bounties of the garden, here are four soups featuring asparagus that we want to share with you. Asparagus makes the most delightful soups – gentle yet flavoursome and very, very healthy. They can be made hot or cold to suit the weather, and thus are not restricted to Springtime but can feature in your kitchen all year.
Oh the joy of the first asparagus of the season!
Velouté d’asperges | French Cream of Asparagus Soup
This beautiful green asparagus soup can be served hot or cold. The soup is thick, smooth and delicate as well as utterly delicious. It is simple to make with easily accessible ingredients. It is the perfect soup for year-round enjoyment.
This recipe is a take on the recipe that appeared in Moosewood Cookbook of 1972, all those years ago – you Woodstock fans will know what I mean (and I am not referring to the bird!). I still have the original book. The soup is a little different to the French Cream of Asparagus Soup shown above that we have also been making for quite a number of years.
Oh, the hot days of late Spring and Summer! Chilled soups are gorgeous and great for picnics or days at the beach, or just at home. This is a creamy, wonderful, silky soup for those hottest of hot days.
Or really, make this soup at any time of the year when the weather is warm and you can sit in the sunshine. There is no need to wait for Summer.
A cup of quick Asparagus Soup with healing spices will give you a real boost on a Spring day. It is so very easy, and asparagus is plentiful and cheap at this time of the year.