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Low Fat Cream of Asparagus Soup

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With asparagus in plentiful supply in spring time, why not make this simple, creamy and smooth low fat asparagus soup? Using fat-free sour cream instead of heavy cream, you save a lot of calories, especially fat calories. Don't forget to break off the ends of the asparagus spears before preparing them.

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 leeks, chopped (white part only)
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 1/2 cups fat-free reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream

Preparation:

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven. Add asparagus, onion, celery, leeks and potato, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth and simmer for 20 minutes, until vegetables are softened.

Transfer soup to a blender and puree until smooth. You may need to do this in two stages. Return soup to Dutch oven, add sour cream and stir on low heat until blended.

Serves 6

Per Serving Calories 102, Calories from Fat 16, Total Fat 1.8g (sat 0.3g), Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 376mg, Carbohydrate 16.8g, Fiber 3.8g, Protein 4.8g

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lofat asparagus soup, Member hubbardbarb

This was my first attempt at asparagus soup and I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I always say recipes and patterns are just a suggestion anyway. The soup was good! My guests had seconds so that says alot I think. Next time I will add some cornstarch to thicken a little more and season it too. I love the bright green color! It was messy getting the hot soup into the blender - not sure how to improve that. I added some pieces of sausage to this recipe and liked that.

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