Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Spring means fresh asparagus, and what better way to celebrate than with this flavorful, pretty soup? It's creamy without any cream, and incorporates lots of veggies. Using margarine will keep it completely dairy free. It's best fresh, so I normally cut the recipe in half. From The Daily Soup cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In soup pot, melt butter or margarine over medium heat; add onion, celery& carrots and cook until tender (4-5 minutes.) Add salt, thyme, bay leaves, mustard seeds and pepper, stirring to coat the veggies.
  2. Add stock, potato, and sliced asparagus; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat& partially cover, then simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the bay leaves, puree half the soup in a blender or processor, and return to the pot- or use a stick blender right in the pot.
  5. Add the reserved asparagus tips and simmer 4-5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the garlic.
  7. Garnish each serving with the chopped fresh dill.
Most Helpful

This soup recipe is fantastic..... hot or cold. Out of mustard seeds, I substituted Ajwain seeds and homemade chicken broth.

bertsbread June 01, 2010

A good soup for the spring, I didn't put thyme and bay leaves because I didn't have any, and substituted the dill (which I don't like) with chives; it was tasty and light, perhaps not too creamy, and a tablespoon low-fat sour cream swirled in the plate added a nice texture and good looks! I'll sure make this again, thanks!

AdriMicina April 19, 2004