If you LOVE asparagus, then you will love this easy low-calorie recipe cream of asparagus soup of mine! So EASY... it took only a few minutes to make this simple soup with some steamed asparagus, chicken broth, seasonings and a touch of light cream. That's it!
I'm a big fan of vegetable soups, especially during the winter months. I truly believe that my medley of soups keeps my family healthy during flu season. This is a delicious cream of asparagus soup - its creamy without the calories and without having to use a lot of cream, which makes it healthy!
It's getting chilly here in New York, and that makes me think about making SOUP! Enjoy!
Low- Cal Cream of Asparagus Soup
- 1 bunch of fresh asparagus
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of All Natural chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- pinch of garlic powder
- 2 tbsp. of Half & Half
- 1 scallion onion - diced
- parmigiano grated cheese
Cut off ends of asparagus about 1 inch from the bottom.In a large pot, boil 1 cup of water and add the asparagus. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
Transfer to a blender and puree. Pour the asparagus back into the pot.
Add the chicken broth, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and simmer for a 4 minutes.
Add the half & half. Taste for salt and pepper.
Add 1/2 of the chopped scallion and reserve the other half for garnishing.
Garnish with some diced scallions on top. Sprinkle some parmigiano on top.