Asparagus is a springtime vegetable, but I came across a bunch on sale in the middle of summer. I thought it would be a great choice for this weeks lazy cook blog. I make this easy soup all the time, but usually only for my husband and I. The recipe comes from my cookbook, Vegetarian Meals for People-on-the-Go, by Vimala Rodgers.
1/4 cup leeks chopped (or green onions)
2 Tablespoons butter (or butter substitute)
4 cups vegetable broth
2 pounds fresh asparagus
3 red potatoes (with skins), chopped
4 ribs celery, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 fresh ground pepper
4. Puree at soup in blender.
If you have never done a purée of hot soup, be careful. The heat causes the soup spatter very easily and you could get burned. Puree the soup small batches at a time, just to be safe. I sound like a Mom right?
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Have a fantastic week. Talk to you soon friends.