Asparagus soup with mint pistou, from More Than Burnt Toast
Val, of More Than Burnt Toast, created this asparagus soup with mint pistou in honor of Earth Hour, and though that celebration occurred in March, it's still not quite asparagus season here in Rhode Island. To me, asparagus signals the real start of Spring, and I want to be ready with lots of soup recipes, so watch for them here over the next few weeks. This one takes advantage of the early sprigs of mint that have started to appear in the garden (where the snow has melted). What a perfect combination of flavors.