Monday, April 3, 2023

Spring Asparagus Soup - Instant Pot and Vegan

Do you love asparagus? 
Make this light and tasty asparagus soup to celebrate the beginning of spring while asparagus are plentiful and tender. 

I was shopping in the local supermarket and noticed that asparagus were now in season and on sale! I got a little carried away and purchased more than I really could use up. We had them as a side vegetable two nights in a row but I still had a pound and half left over.  I decided to make soup.

Asparagus, Vegetables, Food

With a growing season of about 6 weeks, asparagus are in their prime in the early spring. I love to advantage of them while they are still tender and crisp.

Potatoes, Root, Vegetables

I developed this soup recipe using asparagus, zucchini, onion, and potatoes. When blended, the soup comes out creamy, green, and flavorful.

Potato Soup, Potato, Soup, Wild Garlic

It's a wonderful group of vegetables that are low in fat yet high in valuable nutrients and of course is gluten-free and vegan.

I simply toss everything into the Instant Pot, secure the lid, set it to cook for 10 minutes. When done, I remove the lid and blend with an immersion blender. EASY!!

I'm thinking about making this plant-based soup for Passover this year. It would also make a wonderful soup for Easter. 

If you are a soup lover (like me) you might want to take a look at my recently published soups cookbook with over 80 global soups recipes-all plant-based and most can be made in the Instant Pot. Easy Plant-Based Soups (link to Amazon) by Judee Algazi available on Amazon.

1.5 pounds of asparagus, washed and stems snapped
2 cups of chopped potatoes
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 bay leaf
4 cups of vegetable broth
3 cups of water
Salt to taste

Toss everything into the Instant Pot. Secure lid. Set to pressure cook for 10 minutes. When done, allow to sit for 5 minutes. Then release steam manually according to manufacturers directions. When all steam is released, remove lid and using an immersion blender ( remove bay leaf first) blend until creamy. 

Flowers, Landscape, Nature, Seasons

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  1. Your soup creations are so creative. This soup sounds lovely!

  2. I adore asparagus, but I eat mostly the white one...your soup looks lovely!

  3. I’ve never made soup with asparagus, though we both like it. That will change. Thank you!

  4. Mmm... nothing beats fresh asparagus in the Spring. I really love how you've created this rich and hearty soup with it. What a fabulous way to give mid week dinners an upgrade!

  5. I've never thought of making asparagus soup; I must give it a go when they are in season.

  6. I do love asparagus. And I love my instant pot!

  7. So many uses for asparagus! I love how there are little daffodils peeking from behind the soup bowl, not just because they're springy, but because they're my favorite flower. Of course, I love the pic of the hyacinths too. They have the most beautiful scent! 💛🌸

  8. Asparagus is one of my faves but I've never made soup from it. Thanks!

  9. We do enjoy asparagus ...
    Your soup looks very tasty.
    I like the flowers, a pretty pink colour.

    Taking the opportunity to wish you a Happy Easter.

    All the best Jan

  10. Yumm! Your asparagus is tantalizing!

    Hugs and blessings, Judee.

  11. What a delicious, quick spring soup!! Our weather vacillates from day to day, so it will be perfect when our temps dip down again!!

  12. I love asparagus, particularly the fresh asparagus that appears in the market at this time of the year. It’s on sale this week, so I’m going to pick up a number of bundles and give this soup a try.

  13. This sounds like a delicious spring soup!

  14. What a delicious and healthy soup!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

  15. Lovely flowers and the soup. We do enjoy asparagus but never made soup. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Soup and then also GF and I am all over it. Thanks for sharing at SSPS 256. See you again next week.


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