Asparagus Soup

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 30m

2 servings, 1 1/2 cups each

This creamless but still creamy soup is a great lunch or summer-night dinner on its own - but you can also spoon it over lump crabmeat, cooked shrimp or cubed tofu for a heftier meal.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the soup, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Cook prosciutto and garnish just before serving.

ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 yellow-fleshed potato (6 ounces), such as Yukon Gold, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried savory or marjoram leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces asparagus, woody ends removed, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

directions

Place broth, water, potato, shallot, garlic, thyme, savory (or marjoram) and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potato is tender, about 8 minutes. Add asparagus, return to a simmer, and cook, covered, until the asparagus is tender, about 5 minutes more.

Meanwhile, cook prosciutto in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring, until crisp, about 5 minutes.

Pour the soup into a large blender or food processor (see Tip); puree until smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary. Season with pepper. Serve topped with the crisped prosciutto.

Tip: Hot liquids can splatter out of a blender when it's turned on. To avoid this, remove the center piece of the lid. Loosely cover the hole with a folded kitchen towel and turn the blender on. Better airflow will keep the contents from spewing all over the kitchen.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7219

nutrition information per serving

174 calories; 3g total fat; 1g total saturated fat; 20mg cholesterol; 818mg sodium; 25g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 15g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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