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Roasted Asparagus Soup

Ingredients:                     

3 lb. asparagus

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

½ cup onion, finely chopped

¼ tsp. salt

1 tsp. NutriFit Lemon Garden Salt Free Spice Blend (For each teaspoon of the Lemon Garden Blend, you may substitute: 1/4 tsp. basil, 1/4 tsp. marjoram, 1/4 tsp. black pepper and 1/4 tsp. dill weed.)

1 ea. Potatoes

5 cup vegetable broth, no salt added

Directions:

1.    Wash and peel asparagus. Roast in a 400F oven for 15 minutes. Cool. Set aside 1/2 cup 2 inch long asparagus tips cut on the diagonal for garnish.

2.    Heat the olive oil in a soup pot and add the onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt and Lemon Garden blend..

3.    Sauté over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the onions are soft. Add the potatoes and 1 cup stock, over the pot, and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes.

4.    Add the asparagus and 1 quart stock; cook uncovered over medium heat until the asparagus is tender, about 15 minutes.

5.    Puree the soup in a blender or food processor, return it to the pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6.    Drop the asparagus tips into lightly salted boiling water and cook for 1 1/2 minutes, until just tender. Rinse them under cold water unless the soup is going to be served immediately.


About NutriFit
 
Dedicated to a healthier body and mind, nutrition and wellness coach, educator and culinary expert, Jackie Keller, is the Founding Director of NutriFit, LLC, author of Body After Baby, A Simple, Healthy Plan to Lose Your Baby Weight Fast (Avery/Penguin Group; May 2007), and Cooking, Eating & Living Well, a cookbook and guide to nutrition-related lifestyle change.




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