As the days start to get longer and warmer, yet a chill still clings to the air, it's the perfect time to embrace a brothy soup--this simple stunner starts with water, which lets each vegetable's flavor shine through, including the grassiness of asparagus and the buttery qualities of baby yellow potatoes.



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  • In a large pot, combine potatoes, onions, garlic, 1 tablespoon salt, and 10 cups water. Wrap mint and tarragon sprigs and bay leaf in cheesecloth and tie with kitchen twine; add to pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook, partially covered, until potatoes are just tender, about 12 minutes. Add asparagus, chickpeas, and snap peas; simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Lightly crush potatoes and garlic.

  • Stir in asparagus tips, lettuce, and 1 cup greens until greens are just wilted. Season with salt and pepper. In a bowl, toss herb leaves with remaining 2 cups greens. Serve soup, topped with a small mound of herb mixture and a drizzle of oil.