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Asparagus Soup with Lemon and Parmesan

Prepare your taste buds for a symphony of flavours with my Asparagus Soup with Lemon and Parmesan. This elegant blend of fresh asparagus, zesty lemon, and rich Parmesan creates a velvety masterpiece that will tantalise your senses and leave you craving for more.

Total Time
40 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 500g fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into pieces
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 liter vegetable broth
    Zest and juice of 1 lemon
    50g grated Parmesan cheese
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    250ml heavy cream
    Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
    Parmesan shavings, for garnish

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    25 min

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    1. Prepare the Asparagus:
      • Trim the tough ends from the asparagus spears and cut the tender parts into 2-inch pieces, reserving a few tips for garnish.
    2. Sauté Aromatics:
      • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent. Add minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
    3. Cook Asparagus:
      • Add the asparagus pieces (except for the reserved tips) to the pot. Sauté for a few minutes until they start to soften.
    4. Add Broth and Simmer:
      • Pour in the vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the asparagus is tender.
    5. Blend the Soup:
      • Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth. Alternatively, transfer the soup to a blender in batches and blend until creamy. Return the soup to the pot.
    6. Add Lemon and Parmesan:
      • Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the soup to simmer gently for a few more minutes to let the flavors meld.
    7. Finish with Cream:
      • Pour in the heavy cream and stir well. Let the soup simmer for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
    8. Garnish and Serve:
      • Ladle the asparagus soup into bowls. Garnish with the reserved asparagus tips, chopped fresh parsley, and Parmesan shavings.
    Pro Tips
    • Asparagus Selection: Choose firm, bright green asparagus with closed tips for the freshest flavor.
    • Texture Mastery: Blend the soup until silky smooth, ensuring a luxurious, creamy consistency.
    • Enhance Flavor: For an extra depth of taste, sauté asparagus briefly before simmering in the broth.
    • Garnish Creativity: Experiment with additional garnishes such as toasted pine nuts or a drizzle of truffle oil for a gourmet touch.


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 250 calories (may vary based on specific ingredients used). Enjoy this culinary masterpiece guilt-free .. what ever you eat – do it guilt-free.

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