Spring Herb and Asparagus Soup

Here’s a recipe for a paleo cream of asparagus soup. It’s spring in a soup form — blending together asparagus, peas, mint, and onion and topping it with a bit of cream that’s light and lovely. If you’re looking to take advantage of seasonal produce, make this spring herb and asparagus soup!

I think peas are a divisive vegetable, but in early spring, they are such a joy. My impression is that people got scarred from bad / mushy peas from their youth. Fresh peas, even frozen ones that aren’t overcooked, have a delightful flavor with an aroma of fresh-cut grass.

how to make paleo spring herb and asparagus soup

This is so simple! You’re going to sweat some onions in a bit of olive oil. Then add in peas and asparagus, and stir to combine.

Add in chicken broth and the zest + juice of a lemon and let it simmer for a few minutes to soften.

Then, transfer to a high speed blender like a Vitamix. Combine with a bit of coconut cream and a few tablespoons of collagen peptides for extra protein, and serve!

Spring Herb and Asparagus Soup

Mimi Newman
Spring Herb and Asparagus Soup
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soups
Cuisine American, Paleo, Seasonal
Servings 8 cups
Calories 95 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 2 cups peas frozen ok!
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lemon – zest and juice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 3 tablespoons collagen peptides
  • to garnish: mint sprigs, more coconut cream

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan, heat up a few tablespoons of olive oil until it shimmers. Add in chopped onion and sweat the onions.
  • Add in the peas and chopped asparagus – give it a few stirs.
  • Add in chicken broth and zest/juice of 1 lemon.
  • Bring to a boil and then bring it down to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Pour into a Vitamix and blend a few seconds to break down ingredients. Add in coconut cream and collagen peptides; blend until fully smooth.
  • Serve w/ addition coconut cream and some soft herbs.

Notes

Feel free to use heavy cream in place of coconut cream

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 433mgPotassium: 239mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 292IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword asparagus, paleo soup, peas, Soup, spring seasonal food
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