(Sour) Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Asparagus SoupI wanted to make a Cream of Asparagus Soup, and I had planned on using coconut milk to make it dairy free. But at the last minute, very spur of the moment, I had a change of heart and decided to use sour cream instead! I can’t remember what prompted me to do that….but I’m glad I did because it was very tasty ūüôā

So what gives with asparagus? Is it one of those superfood-type vegetables? I’d never really stopped to consider what asparagus offers beyond great flavor, but¬†I was surprised to learn that asparagus has a lot of nutrition to offer. It is extremely rich in vitamin K, and is a good source of B vitamins, vitamins A and C, folate, iron, copper, and a host of others. It is also rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients and antioxidants, and offers digestive support in the form of inulin (a prebiotic). Read more about the health benefits of asparagus here.

(Sour) Cream of Asparagus Soup

2 tablespoons oil (butter/ghee/coconut oil)
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium potato, peeled and diced
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
1 large bunch asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into 1 inch pieces*
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon (approx.) sea salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
1/2 cup sour cream**
Chive flowers (optional garnish)

1. Heat oil in a large pot. Add onion and garlic. Saute for about 5-10 minutes.
2. Add potato, carrot, asparagus, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook for a couple minutes.
3. Add chicken stock and bring to simmer. Simmer, partially covered, for about 20-25 minutes, until all vegetables are cooked.
4. Puree with immersion blender.
5. Stir in the sour cream and serve. Garnish with pretty chive flowers!

*My large bunch of asparagus weighed just over a pound, but by the time I trimmed off the tough ends, it was about ¬ĺ pound.
**To make this dairy free you could substitute 1 cup of coconut milk for the sour cream, plus lemon juice (to taste) to give it a slight tartness.

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13 Comment

  1. So pretty with the chive flowers on top. I am sure the sour cream made it tangy, creamy and delicious. Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays. ūüėČ

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Thanks Deb! I’m really enjoying Souper Sundays!

  2. Karen says: Reply

    This looks wonderful! Thanks for a seasonal recipe. My asparagus is growing nicely right now. Did not know all the wonderful benefits of asparagus so thanks!

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      That’s awesome that you’re growing your own asparagus! I’ve never thought to try that. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Elsa says: Reply

    The addition of sour cream sounds delicious, but I love the idea of coconut milk as well. Both sound amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with Hearth and Soul. ūüôā

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    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! ūüôā

  5. What a delicious soup! And the chive flowers are really a lovely addition.

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Thanks Alea!

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  7. Lori says: Reply

    Delicious and Easy!!!! I am very happy that I found this website.
    I would like to find the nutritional value of this and other soups on your website, where would I find this information? Again, the soup is a winner.
    Thank-you,
    Lori O

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Hi Lori, thanks for stopping by! Unfortunately I don’t have nutritional information for any of my recipes. It would be quite time consuming to produce for each recipe and I’m not sure how accurate it would be. But I do appreciate your suggestion ūüôā

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