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Creamy White Asparagus Soup

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Creamy White Asparagus Soup

Creamy White Asparagus Soup
Joseph Erdos
total prep
This soup recipe highlights the delicate flavor of white asparagus


  • 2 bunches white asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 2 small spring onions, white part only, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 cup light cream or milk
  • fine sea salt
  • steamed white asparagus tups, for garnish


  • Trim tough ends from asparagus spears. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the lower 2/3 of each spear. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • Warm oil in a small pot or saucepan until hot. Add onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add asparagus and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, cover partially, and lower to a simmer. Cook until asparagus is very tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Off from the heat, add cream. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until silky smooth. Season with salt. Serve hot or chilled. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and steamed white asparagus tips.