Asparagus soup is a versatile, easy to prepare dish that can accommodate many different palates. It can be prepared by blending in cream or butter for a deliciously indulgent soup. Alternately, it can be made with chicken broth or nonfat yogurt for anyone watching their calorie intake. Another advantage is that it can be served simmering hot on a chilly day, or refrigerated and served chilled for warm spring or summer evenings. Either way, asparagus soup is an easily prepared, tasty dish, and each ingredient can be found at your nearest grocery store or better yet, at your local farmer’s market.
Be sure to purchase fresh, crisp asparagus, which will give the soup its signature nutty flavor. The right way to test your asparagus for freshness is to see that it snaps easily when bent. You’ll find that a fresh asparagus soup takes little effort and provides a lot of flavor in return. After you’ve divided the soup into individual bowls, try garnishing with a fresh herbs, a dollop of sour cream, or grated Parmesan cheese over the top for a visually pleasing and delectable presentation. Asparagus also pairs well with lemon, almonds, garlic, and a variety of other ingredients, so feel free to experiment and to add your own signature element to this versatile soup.