Asparagus soup

Asparagus soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level



Serves 4

A super-green and super-tasty vegetable soup with a few simple ingredients, including spinach and shallots

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 25g butter
  • a little vegetable oil
  • 350g asparagus spears, stalks chopped, woody ends discarded, tips reserved
  • 3 shallots, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 large handfuls spinach
  • 700ml vegetable stock (fresh if possible)
  • olive oil, for drizzling (optional)
  • rustic bread (preferably sourdough), to serve (optional)

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  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large saucepan until foaming. Fry the asparagus tips for a few mins to soften. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add the shallots, asparagus stalks and garlic, and cook for 5-10 mins until softened but still bright. Stir through the spinach, pour over the stock, bring to the boil, then blitz with a hand blender.
  3. Season generously and add hot water to loosen if needed. Ladle into bowls and scatter the asparagus tips over each. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with sourdough bread, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2013

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janerichardson's picture

Not impressed, however I was using up leftovers so had less asparagus and more spinach than the recipe said, otherwise I followed it. Tasted too "virtuous" for me - although good if that's what you're after - it was a lot better after adding a load of (also leftover) stilton!

gingermut's picture

This is GORGEOUS. So easy, cheap to make and surprisingly filling. Perfect for my low carb diet.

hiccymapops's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous. Made this last week, I tend to like creamy soups, and my husband isn't too bothered about soups in general, but thought I'd try as we had lots of asparagus given to us by a friend that grows it. It was really, really tasty. Very surprised I didn't miss any cream in it. Will definitely make this again, and have passed the recipe on.
Thank you.

juleshowie's picture

Completely delicious. We made it with chicken stock as we had some in the fridge. Plus we added a little cream and some crispy bacon pieces along with the asparagus tips to garnish it.

harrisgs's picture

Tried this the other day and the soup was beautiful full of flavour, certainly will do this again

yumyums's picture

Easy, really tasty and healthy too - great soup !

Motty's picture
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Absolutely delicious. I didn't use the butter, just a slight spray of oil to keep the calories down but it was so tasty.

kjmccarthy1's picture

Delicious. So quick, tasty and healthy

justina87's picture

This soup is amazing!!! My favourite and so quick to make! I made it with mixture of vegetable and chicken stock

gabicraven's picture

I used Bouillon and added a little bit more spinach that I was supposed to and it turned out to be the best soup I have ever had!

nuttylicious's picture

I didn't keep the tips separately but used the whole asparagus minus some woody ends. Didn't have any spinach to add but the soup still turned out wonderfully. Took about 15minutes from start to finish. Wonderful hearty soup.

patsy159's picture

Lovely, quick and packed with healthy greens! nice and filling for a surprising 100 calories and just needed some crusty bread to finish off. went down a treat with my fussy family.

juliebahrain's picture
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Healthy, green, quick and easy. Used baby asparagus with leeks and spinach.

audreyka's picture
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This was very nice and easy, I seasoned it with freshly ground pepper and sprinkled pumpkin seeds on top.