Asparagus and pea soup

This soup is delicious, served either hot or cold.
 
recipe, soup, asparagus, peas,light meals

Recipe from: 7 April 2016
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 35 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 2
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 2
    Tbs
    butter
  • 300
    g
    asparagus, chopped
  • 2
    leeks, sliced
  • 2
    potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3
    cup
    vegetable stock
  • 1
    cup
    fresh peas
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2
    cup
    milk
  • 1/4
    cup
    yoghurt
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • fresh thyme, chives and extra yoghurt, to garnish
  • Parmesan wafers to serve
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Place a large pot over medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. Allow butter to melt. Add asparagus and sauté for 3–4 minutes, or until soft. Remove and set aside.

Add remaining butter and olive oil to pot, add leeks and potatoes and cook for 3–4 minutes. Add vegetable stock and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked. Return asparagus to pot, add peas and lemon juice, and simmer for another 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.

Place the mixture in a blender and purée until smooth. Add milk and stir through yoghurt. Place in the fridge until cold. Season. Garnish with a dollop of yoghurt, thyme and chives.

Serve hot or cold with Parmesan wafers.

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