The Saturday Simmer: Vegetarian asparagus soup recipes (hot and cold)
I know I'm rushing the season a bit, but I just can't help it. I adore asparagus, and as soon as it starts to show up in the grocery store -- from who-knows-where -- I lose my resolve to wait until May, when I can buy local spears at the farmers' market. If you're impatient like I am, or if you're lucky enough to live in a place where you can get local asparagus now, this Simmer is for you. Most of the time, I reach for chicken stock when I'm making asparagus soup, but today I'm sharing links to recipes like this chilled asparagus soup with spinach and avocado, from Simple Nourished Living, that do not use chicken stock as a base. Asparagus soups are delicious hot or cold, which means these recipes will carry you through from now until late summer.
Chilled asparagus soup with spinach and avocado, from Simple Nourished Living
Roasted asparagus soup, from FatFree Vegan Kitchen
White bean cream of asparagus soup, from Lisa's Kitchen
Chilled asparagus orange soup, from A Veggie Venture
Creamy asparagus ends soup, from Eating Richly
Asparagus soup with creme fraiche, from Taste Buddies
Cream of asparagus soup, from Cooksister
Roasted asparagus and white bean soup, from Dishing Up the Dirt
Which will you try first? What intrigues you? Please leave feedback on the original recipe post, and let us know if you've made or adapted any of these recipes. See you next Saturday, and every Saturday, with more soups, stews and chili.
[All photos used with permission.]