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Creamy Asparagus and Pea Soup

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

20 Min

Difficulty

Medium

Servings

4

Nutrition Information

Nutrient name Nutrient weight per serving
Total Fat 65.2g
Total Carbohydrates 75.8g
Dietary Fiber 11.5g
Sugars 15.1g
Sodium 2498.7mg
Protein 20.5g
Potassium 776mg

Ingredients

  • Olive or avocado oil
  • 12 ounces (1 large bundle) asparagus, trimmed
  • 10 ounces (~2 cups) fresh or frozen peas
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Breeze® Unsweetened Original Almond Beverage
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1-2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional | for a slightly cheesy flavour)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (optional, for brightness)
  • 2 cups bread (any kind), cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 1/4 tsp each garlic powder, salt + pepper, dried oregano, dried basil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spread asparagus on a bare baking sheet. Drizzle with oil of choice and season lightly with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  2. Roast for 15 minutes, then set aside. If making croutons, reduce heat to 325 degrees F at this time.
  3. Heat a large saucepan or pot medium heat. Once hot, add 2 Tbsp oil and shallot and garlic. Season lightly with salt and pepper and stir to coat. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant and translucent. Reduce heat if garlic begins browning.
  4. Add peas, vegetable broth and almond beverage and season with salt and pepper once more.
  5. Transfer soup to blender along with asparagus (reserve some for garnish if desired). Blend soup until creamy and smooth. Transfer back to pot and bring to medium heat and simmer.
  6. Add nutritional yeast and whisk. Continue cooking until warmed through and simmering, then reduce heat to low.
  7. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more salt and pepper if desired. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.
  8. If serving with croutons, prep while soup is simmering by lowering oven heat to 325 degrees F.
  9. Add bread crumbs to a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil and seasonings and pour over bread crumbs and toss to combine. Season once more with a bit more garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss once more.
  10. Spread on a clean baking sheet (or the one you used earlier) and bake or 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip/stir at the 10-minute mark to ensure even baking.
  11. Serve soup with croutons and a touch of black pepper and/or vegan parmesan cheese. Leftovers keep covered in the fridge for up to a few days, though best when fresh.
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