Cream of Asparagus Soup

Asparagus is in season and really affordable in Sydney right now so I bought a ton of it at the grocery store and farmer’s market last week. But when I was cleaning out my fridge on Saturday, I realized that I had way too much of it to just eat normally…
Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy!

So what do I do when I have way too much of one vegetable? I make soup!

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy!

This fresh Asparagus soup is a beautiful green color, and its flavors are subtle but delicious…

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy!Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy!

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy! Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy!
Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy! Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy!

Notes

  • The freshness of the asparagus takes center stage here, as the soup is only seasoned with onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper. However some fresh garlic and/or dill would be lovely as well.
  • Traditional cream soups get their richness from heavy cream, but you can get the same result by using soaked raw cashews. If nuts are an issue for you, then use soy milk instead.
  • This soup freezes well. Just let it cool completely before freezing it in an air-tight container. Then slowly reheat it before serving.

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy!

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Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup
 
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This fresh asparagus soup is made creamy and rich with the addition of raw cashews. It's gluten-free and freezer-friendly!
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds green asparagus
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegan margarine
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup raw cashews, soaked in warm water for 1 hour (or ½ cup soy/almond milk)
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut asparagus into ½-inch pieces.
  2. In a large pot, heat margarine over medium-low heat, and cook the onion for a few minutes, until softened.
  3. Add asparagus pieces and salt and pepper to taste, then cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Add broth and simmer, covered, until asparagus is very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Add cashews and purée soup using an immersion blender (or in batches in a blender) until smooth.
  5. Season with lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
Notes
MAKE-AHEAD: Soup keeps in the fridge for up to 2 days. To freeze, let soup cool completely before freezing it in an air-tight container. Slowly reheat soup on stove-top (or microwave) before serving.

Adapted from: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Cream-of-Asparagus-Soup-Creme-dasperges-104746

Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy!Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy!Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup - Cashews make it creamy!

14 Comments

  1. Jill says:

    Soup looks delicous but asparagus in Australia in autumn hmmm!! I would have thought only imported asparagus would be available therefore the freshness could be a bit questionable. Peru is a long way to bring a vegetable.

    Reply
    • Hi Jill – I saw it all over the place at the farmer’s markets so I assumed it was local. I do try to buy seasonal when possible but I’ll be better about checking – especially asparagus – next time ;)

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  2. Sharon says:

    Hi

    It says that the cook time is 50 minutes but it looks like the cook time is 20? Am a little confused.

    Can I replace the Almond milk with Oat milk?

    Look delicious

    Thank you

    Reply
    • Sorry – it’s 45 mins total once you factor in the prep and cooking the onions, etc. I’ve updated the recipe, thanks so much for pointing that out!

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  3. Yummy asparaguses! That tempts :)
    thank you :)

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  4. Hristiana says:

    Another incredibly delicious and easy soup! Im eating a third bowl :D thank you lady!

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  5. Aasim says:

    I must say this soup does not disappoint. This is why I love being vegan; we get to eat the healthiest foods but the tastiest too! :) Thanks

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    • Agree 100%! Glad you liked the soup – thanks for writing :)

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  6. Ania says:

    It looks amazing. I love asparagus, never made the soup before. Might try it tonight as I have a lot of asparagus.

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  7. [ Smiles ] Lovely recipe.

    For the record, I like my vegan soup in larger quantities; which means: I would need need a bigger soup bowl.

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    • I’m the same with salads! No bowl is big enough. Ha :)

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