Asparagus Soup With Homemade Croutons Asparagus Soup With Homemade Croutons

Asparagus Soup with Homemade Croutons Image Image by: Asparagus Soup with Homemade Croutons Image Author: Canadian Living

Topping this soup du jour with a dollop of cr?me fra?che adds a touch of richness, but you can substitute Greek yogurt or sour cream.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2013



In large heavy saucepan, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook shallots and three quarters of the garlic, stirring occasionally, until shallots are softened, about 3 minutes. Add leek; cook, stirring, until softened, about 6 minutes.

Stir in asparagus, salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes. Add broth and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until asparagus is tender, about 5 minutes.

In batches in blender, pur?e soup until smooth. Return to saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in cream and lemon juice.

Meanwhile, toss bread with remaining oil and garlic; spread on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Bake in 450 F (230 C) oven until golden, about 8 minutes.

Combine cr?me fra?che with chives; dollop on each bowl of soup. Sprinkle with croutons.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 1024 mg
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 331.0
  • Total fat 24 g
  • Potassium 424 mg
  • Cholesterol 79 mg
  • Saturated fat 13 g
  • Total carbohydrate 26 g


  • Iron 18.0
  • Folate 91.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Vitamin A 46.0
  • Vitamin C 23.0
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Asparagus Soup With Homemade Croutons