It’s finally starting to feel like spring around here this past week! I am so excited for all of the great fruits and veggies to come out. I am all about the green today with an easy, healthy Asparagus Avocado Soup. This soup is well “super” easy! There is no cream at all however the avocado adds a savory, creamy texture that you will love. It’s the perfect spring Meatless Monday meal! Sarah and I are glad to have you join us for the link up today.
This weekend was our soup club swap night again. I wanted to make something a little lighter and springlike. When I saw how amazing the asparagus looked, I knew it was the winner. Not only does this soup only have basically 5 ingredients, it can also be enjoyed hot or cold. I know! Crazy good huh?
I like to roast the asparagus for 15 minutes instead of steaming it but either will work. I think roasting brings out more flavor and keeps the crispiness. It is important to use ripe avocados so that they blend up smoothly. If you prefer a thicker soup, use one extra avocado.
I tried using an immersion blender at first and did not feel that it worked so effectively so I switched to my ninja blender. (Best blender ever!) Using the blender whips up the soup into a creamy, smooth consistency.
Extra bonus: This asparagus avocado soup is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and paleo friendly. Whew-Everyone wins!
- 1 lb of fresh asparagus
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 garlic cloves-minced
- 1/2 onion-chopped
- 32 ounces of vegetable broth
- season with salt, pepper, garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin & paprika
- handful of fresh cilantro
- optional topping: pumpkin seeds
- Preheat oven to 375
- clean asparagus and roast on baking sheet with olive oil, salt & pepper
- roast for 15 minutes
- In a large stockpot add onion and garlic and saute for 5 min
- Add in veg broth
- Add in roasted asparagus and avocado
- Add in cumin, paprika, garlic powder, cilantro, salt and pepper
- bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes
- transfer to blender and puree until smooth and creamy
- Serve hot or cold
- top with pumpkin seeds
When my friends came over for soup club swap last night, we had a few asparagus avocado soup shots! I would certainly do this again for a summer party.
If I haven’t sold you yet, this asparagus avocado soup is delish hot or cold. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite spring veggie? Do you like cold soups?
Also linking up with Jenn