This delicious asparagus soup recipe is courtesy of Scott Conant's "Bold Italian."

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add shallot, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are tender and just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.

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  • Add chopped asparagus, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in broth and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; continue cooking until asparagus is tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, prepare and ice-water bath. Fill a medium saucepot with water and bring to a boil. Add salt, return to a boil, and add asparagus tips. Cook until just tender. Transfer asparagus tips to ice-water bath; let cool about 1 minute. Drain and set aside.

  • Remove from heat; add spinach. Using an immersion blender, puree soup while drizzling in remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Return to heat and cook until heated through; season with salt. Divide soup evenly between 4 bowls, garnish with asparagus tips, and serve immediately.

Reviews (6)

118 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 33
  • 2 star values: 40
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: Unrated
11/21/2010
This soup is pretty good for just a few ingredients. However, the soup is pretty thin. I thought it would be more thick and creamy based on the picture. When I garnished the soup with the asparagus tips, the tips just sank into the soup.
Rating: Unrated
03/29/2009
This soup is excellent! Made it with leftover asparagus and it came out great. Forgot to add the last 2 tbls oil and the cup of water and it didn't seem to matter - had great flavor and very easty to make.
Rating: Unrated
03/10/2009
I added the zest of 1/2 lemon to add a little freshness. Even without that, the flavor was still great!
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Rating: Unrated
06/28/2008
This soup is amazing. Despite the other good comments, I was a little apprehensive while I was blending it up.. . but no. It's great. I don't even usually love asparagus, but I loved this recipe. Thanks!
Rating: Unrated
05/03/2008
Oh my gosh! This soup is terrific. We made it exact as the recipe stated and as Lorialfred said "Nevre thought I would want seconds on asparagus soup, but I did with this recipe" Our entire family wanted more. I did serve it with a dollop of sour-cream along with the tips on top the soup. Thanks so much for this recipe. Can't wait to try the panini sandwich.
Rating: Unrated
11/25/2007
Wow, this soup is wonderful! I'm on a strict diet and I could have everything in this soup except the oil, so I made it without oil and it turned out great! I never thought I would want seconds on asparagus but I did with this soup!
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