Asparagus soup recipes 

(enough for 4)

Asparagus soup recipes tempt you to new flavours and experiences.




A beautiful Dutch couple brought me two kilograms of fresh asparagus snipped from their lands this morning. Have you any idea how much that is? It's nearly five pounds.

They are particularly rich in a phytonutrient called a saponin which has a wide range of benefits. Not only are they anti cancer and inflammation, but they help regulate blood pressure and sugar, and cholesterol; that's all good stuff; they are also rich in beta carotene.

Read more at our phytochemical foods page.

It's particularly rich in vitamin K and folate, with large amounts of many of the B's and minerals.

Fresh asparagus shoots are to die for. Ha, I never realised that slightly bitter flavour is simply a sign that they were picked several days ago. By then the sugars and starches have begun to break down and the veggies have lost their fresh, sweet taste.




This happens much faster than with other vegetables. Three times as fast as lettuce, for example; eat them the same day you purchase them.

The fresh piquant flavour is just right for dozens of delicious dishes. Ria insists that the asparagus stalks must be stored in a moist tea cloth. She's right; that slows down the oxidation of the nutrients.

The first dozen were snapped up at lunch. Ah, the virtues of living only two minutes away from your place of work on a bicycle; home for fresh asparagus on toast.

But two kilogrammes? Asparagus soup recipes are in the planning.


Asparagus soup recipes

Asparagus soup recipes take no time at all to prepare, especially if you have frozen chicken bones bouillon all ready in the freezer. Avoid cubes; they are loaded with chemicals; they give me serious indigestion and there's risk of cancer if you use them regularly.

Prepare vegetables: 5 minutes

Chicken bones bouillon: 1 hour (20 mins with a pressure cooker)

Cooking time: 20 mins.

(30 mins max + bouillon preparation)


Chicken asparagus soup recipes

  1. An onion
  2. 20 asparagus stalks
  3. Optional: 1 potato, a stalk of celery
  4. A couple tablespoons of butter
  5. One litre of chicken bones stock. It's all in the gelatine powder for arthritis ...
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. A few fresh chives. Chop.
  8. Want cream of asparagus soup? Add a good dollop of fresh cream. Or just a pat of butter. First, how's the cholesterol? You first have to earn that cream by eating foods that lower cholesterol ... mind you, asparagus and celery themselves are sure to be good for your cholesterol. FOODS THAT LOWER CHOLESTEROL ...

  9. Add some of your favourite herbs. Perhaps a couple sprigs of fresh thyme benefits.
  10. A little piquant flavour? A teaspoon of fresh lemon juice will enhance almost any dish.


Where to start your asparagus soup

  • You have started saving your chicken bones, and freezing them, right? You're going to need them for the Chicken Bones bouillon. Get your Chicken Bones into a pot covered with boiling water and simmer for one hour. Update: fifteen minutes in a pressure cooker.
  • Slowly fry the chopped onion in the butter until transparent and soft.
  • Wash the asparagus, and cut off the tips, about 4 cm. Chop the rest of the asparagus into pieces roughly a couple centimetres long. Set the tips aside, and add the chopped stalks to your onion, stirring for about five minutes.


  • By now your chicken bones bouillon should be done. Strain the hot liquid directly into your pot of asparagus pieces and fried onion. You need about a litre of liquid, add boiling water if you need more.
  • Add the thyme, salt and pepper (I usually sneak in a clove of garlic, if she who must be obeyed isn't watching!) and simmer until tender (about 15 mins).
  • Add the asparagus tips to another small pot, add a little boiling water, and blanche for 3-4 minutes.
  • Allow the main soup dish to cool a touch, and blend until nice and smooth.
  • Add the tips, and the liquid to your soup kettle and taste. More salt?
  • Ladle into your soup bowls, and allow your guests to add cream and chives if they choose. They're unlikely to refuse! Cream asparagus soup.


Doesn't look that fantastic, eh! But just remember, the proof of the soup is in the eating. This asparagus soup recipe makes one very delicious meal.

Cream of asparagus soup recipes

Just drop a dollop of double thick Jersey cream into your soup! If you're eating these kinds of foods every day, you won't have any worries about cholesterol.



Chicken bones bouillon

Chicken bones bouillon is rich in the precursors of cartilage. Harvard medical school research shows it's very effective in the treatment of recalcitrant arthritis; it's a vital ingredient of our asparagus soup recipes. For the vegetarian I'd recommend a tablespoon of chickpeas and more herbs. 

Don't dump your bones; freeze them.





Even the best chiropractic, or medicine for that matter, won't save you from misery if you eat crap. Sorry to be brutal, but that's the way it is. And as the Dutch say, those who won't hear, must feel. If you don't look after your body, just where do you plan to live, huh?

Rather follow my passion for healthy choice foods, made fast; they're delicious anyway. All the recipes here are absolutely divine and you can prepare them in a jiffy. Making it look pretty is not high on my agenda, except when guests are coming.

Canned soups incidentally have very large amounts of salt; make your own.

Aside: How many of us are putting off cooking from scratch because we are intimidated by the complexity and time it takes to make dishes that LOOK pretty like you see in all the books? Forget what it looks like, the proof of the soup is in the eating, not the looking!

Before bed, after you've finished your Asparagus Soup recipe ...

Toss a cup of Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) into a pot, and cover with water. Then tomorrow you'll be able to make up some hummus to go with your Quaker Oats Recipe. Now that's got you guessing!

Chickpeas and oats are the top two anti-cholesterol foods. Foods that lower cholesterol ...


MORE LEGUMES

We should all be trying to gradually replace our eggs, cheese, red meat with legumes. But you won't find fresh green lima beans in the shop. They are very easy to grow however. Sufferin succotash, try growing lima beans ...


Bread and Soup

Heartburn in the middle of the night? Many folk find that bread and soup in the evening gives them severe heartburn. Perhaps you'd like to try this Gluten free bread recipe ...

Of course, soup without bread is an option, or less onion in the soup, or simply enjoy for lunch. Perhaps also check out our indigestion heartburn page.

If you're still getting heartburn, use less of the chicken bones bouillon; it's very rich.


Toscanini Celery soup

Another delight is our Toscanini celery soup, also like asparagus rich in phytosterols, the cancer-prevention stuff, is this favourite of the maestro, the only food he would eat before a concert. He swore it calmed his finely pitched nerves; yours too?

Have you seen the film High Pitched incidentally? I loved it.


Healthy choice foods

Healthy choice foods are for those who seriously want to enjoy twenty years after retirement without bucketfuls of pills and weekly visits to the doctor and chiropractor; these asparagus soup recipes are just one way to get more of the anti cancer phytochemicals in a delicious way into our bodies.


As one wag put it, if you don't look after your bod, just where are you planning to live? There really is no alternative to healthy choice foods, is there?


More anti cancer ...



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