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Dairy free asparagus soup?

Asked by downtide (22812 points ) April 24th, 2011

My google-fu fails me. I have a ton of asparagus and as I’m the only person in the household who will eat it, and I won’t be able to eat all of it before it spoils, I want to make soup. But all the recipies I can find have milk or cream in them. Dairy is a no-go for me and anything resembling a dairy substitute will make me dislike the soup anyway.

Can anybody help me find a nice recipe for asparagus soup that contains no dairy or dairy substitutes?

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naivete's avatar

Not quite sure how good these recipes are going to be but…
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downtide's avatar

The second one looks delicious. Thankyou.

flutherother's avatar

If your avatar starts turning green we’ll know why :-)

janbb's avatar

Just cook it and puree it with some chicken broth. It will taste great.

gmander's avatar

Too much asparagus? Is such a thing possible, Gasp!

gailcalled's avatar

The other easy trick is to peel, cube and boil a potato or two with the asparagus, broth, onions, etc. The pureed potato will become the thickener.

Useful with brocolli, cauliflower, etc soups also.

janbb's avatar

P.S. If you’re a vegetarian, you could use vegetable broth.

gailcalled's avatar

@downtide: Where are you that you have a copious harvest of asparagus now?

downtide's avatar

@gailcalled I’m in the UK. My local supermarket had a multibuy offer on fresh asparagus that was too good to resist.

@janbb I’m not vegetarian or vegan, I just have a dairy intolerance. So chicken stock is fine.

I think I’ll try the potatoes as a thickener.

gailcalled's avatar

@downtide: Lucky you. You can use rice, barley, quinoa, amaranth, etc. also as thickeners.

Potatoes work well, however, because of their bland taste.

I’d be blanching the asparagus and eating tons of it in a cold salad with a light vinaigrette.

downtide's avatar

@Kardamom thats a fantastic list, thankyou!

Kardamom's avatar

@downtide After I posted all those soups, I was thinking that asparagus would taste really good in a pot-pie too! Or pickled asparagus is really tasty too. And how about these asparagus ham roll ups

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