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Asparagus Soup

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4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each

Along with fresh asparagus, this soup uses leeks (onion's cooler cousin) and flavoured cream cheese for a silky, smooth, delicious texture. You'll have a bowl of homemade asparagus soup in no time with this easy recipe.

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  • Melt margarine in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add leeks; cook 5 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add asparagus, broth, water and pepper; stir. Simmer on medium-low heat 5 min. or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, mix cream cheese product and milk until blended.
  • Process asparagus mixture in food processor until smooth. Pour into 4 soup bowls. Add cream cheese mixture; swirl gently with spoon.

Special Extra

Garnish with additional cooked asparagus tips just before serving.


Substitute 4 cups small fresh broccoli florets for the asparagus.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad and whole grain roll to round out the meal.

Use a Blender

No food processor? Use a blender instead. Blend asparagus mixture, in batches, in blender until smooth, securing lid with your hand while blending. Or, use an immersion blender right in the saucepan.


  • 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each
Calories 210
% Daily Value
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 430mg
Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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