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Nutritious asparagus soup with lemon sauteed tips

Starter
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 4
Asparagus: 1 bunch

Spinach : 1/4 cup

Peas: a small handful

Green onion: 1

Garlic : 1/4tsp, grated

Heavy Cream: 1/4 cup (or add yogurt )

Milk: 1/4 cup

Salt/Pepper : to taste

Butter: 1 tsp

Water: 1 cup

Zest of Lemon

Moong bean sprouts: few, gently sauteed for garnishing

Preparation

  • Cut the tips of the asparagus and save the tips to be sauteed later.*
    Cut the rest of the asparagus stalk into 1'' pieces.
    Remove hard ends.
    Melt a teaspoon of butter in a saucepan and saute chopped onion, garlic, spinach and the stems of asparagus.
    Add some water and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes till the stems are tender.
    Let it cool and blend in a mixer to make smooth puree.
    Boil hard-ends in a separate container for 10-15 mins to extract flavor.
    We will mix it with the puree now to enhance its flavor.
    Heat the puree again, add salt, pepper and heavy cream to taste.
    Adjust the thickness of the soup to taste by adding milk.
    Garnish with spoonful of moong bean (green lentil) sprouts for more healthy crunch.
    Inviting and vibrant creamy soup is ready.
    Enjoy hot with garlic bread.



Comments:

Meenakshi Radha
Meenakshi Radha, 10/04/2011

Tried n tasted very good

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wafa3, 10/04/2011

Fantastic

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