Asparagus and Leek Soup

Photo by Barbara B.
Adapted from food.com

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from food.com

Ingredients

  • 1/3

    Cup Heavy Cream

  • 3/4

    pound Asparagus

  • 1

    Teaspoon Garlic

  • 2

    Tablespoon Unsalted Butter Stick

  • 1

    fresh leek, white part only, halves lengthwise, washed well and chopped

  • 14 1/2

    Ounces Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme

Directions

Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add leeks and sauté for 3 minutes. Add asparagus and cook 1 minute more. Add garlic and sauté for 30 more seconds. Add broth to pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, until asparagus is tender. Mix in cream, salt and pepper. Blend soup in a food processor or blender until smooth. Return to pot to heat through before serving (if necessary). Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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