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This asparagus soup is perfect for spring. The addition of lemon and chardonnay really make it stand out and is a wonderful addition to any meal. The use of herbes de provençe balance out the other flavors, making you feel like you are spending springtime in the southern parts of France!
Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup
In a dutch oven, or large pot, heat 2 Tbs butter over medium heat. Add shallot and saute until translucent. Add garlic and let saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add chopped asparagus and lemon juice. Let simmer for a couple minutes before adding herbes de provençe, as well as salt and pepper to taste.
Pour vegetable stock over the asparagus mixture, add bay leaves, and bring to a boil.
1 tablespoon at a time, add the rest of the butter, stirring until combined before adding the next tablespoon.
Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Remove from heat, and using an immersion blender, blend the soup to a smooth consistency.
Return to heat, add the chardonnay and let simmer. Adjust seasoning to taste.
This is a new twist on asparagus soup which I just happen to love. Let’s see, I have all the ingredients so there’s no reason why this can’t be made today. Do you make your own stock or use one from the grocery shelf?
I currently buy vegetable broth at the store — but I am going to be starting to make it myself. And then I’ll freeze it in small batches so I always have it on hand.
Oh this looks goooood! I will have trouble putting the Chard in the soup, can’t I just drink it instead? 🙂
Hehe, that’s why you only need 1/4 cup…. 1/4 cup for soup, 1 3/4 cup for you. (Wine automatically comes in 2 cup increments, right??) 😉
Hmm, it’s clear that I need some wine in my asparagus soup next time! Sounds delicious.
Thanks Sarah! And make sure you have plenty to not just put in the soup but drink on the side as well! 😉
Ah yes! That is definitely required. I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to put wine in food without taste-testing the wine… 😉
Oh yes! You are quite right… so must not break the law! 😉
Sounds great, love asparagus and lemon together. Great for the warm weather.
Um, YES! This looks like the perfect summer soup. Adding to the queue! Asparagus is one of those summer veggies I cannot get enough of.
🙂 I love asparagus too! I really think you’ll enjoy the soup Eileen…was so refreshing and light.
Do you get asparagus guilt chopping it up? I’m a tried and true roast it with olive oil and garlic kind of girl. But I think it’s mostly because I think asparagus is wildly awesome in its appearance so I always enjoy seeing it on my plate. Perhaps I need to give this recipe a go and see if I feel sad afterwards? It sounds delicious! 🙂
Sarah, I do know what you mean about asparagus guilt. We usually eat our asparagus roasted and keep the asparagus long and beautiful. But… this soup is just way too yummy not to chop it up and put it in. The funny thing is that I kept a couple stalks reserved to do a pretty garnish on top of the soup — and they kept sinking under. I really need to research what the photographer’s trick is for making asparagus float. 😉
I love asparagus and this soup looks delicious. I love all the flavors.
Thanks so much Suzanne! 🙂
A springtime soup sounds delicious right about now!
Thanks! I love spring soups…so light and tasty!
I love the touch of lemon and herb de Provence to this soup…plus some garlic and shallot would give amazing flavor! A must try…
Thanks! I think you would enjoy it. 🙂
Sounds lovely. I imagine eating it with heavily buttered crusty bread.
Thanks! And yes…perfect for dipping bread into — or eating the bread on the side. We also found it works well with a Jarlsberg grilled cheese sandwich!
All the ingredients in this recipe looks just right for a perfect soup. I can do this 🙂 Thank you for sharing Kenley!
Thanks Danny! Glad you like it.
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lemon and chardonnay to the asparagus soup; love it! 🙂 sounds really good Kenley!
sorry Kenley to have not stopped by your blog these last few days, I wasn’t able to blog this last week 😦
Thanks and glad you like the recipe!
Hope all is well and great to hear from you again! 🙂
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