Creamy Asparagus Soup

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This creamy asparagus soup is a great way to start a springtime dinner. The soup is a simple combination of asparagus and a creamy white sauce. The white sauce is made with chicken broth, and then heavy cream is added to the final soup.

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon oil;
  • 2 sliced leeks;
  • 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms;
  • 1 bunch chopped asparagus;
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth;
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon;
  • 1 teaspoon cumin;
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews;
  • juice of ½ lemon;
  • Garnish: crostini;
Nutrition Facts:

Per serving: 280 calories, 19 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 12 g protein, 21 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 135 mg sodium

Directions:

In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add 2 sliced leeks, 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms and 1 bunch chopped asparagus; cook 4 minutes. Add 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, 1 teaspoon cumin, salt and pepper to taste; simmer 20 minutes and purée. In a food processor, mix together 1 cup unsalted cashews and 2∕3 cup water until smooth. Stir mixture and juice of ½ lemon into soup; heat 5 minutes. Garnish: crostini

Bon appetit 😉

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