Creamy Vegan Asparagus Soup

Chiara Ferrante Recipe

By Chiara Ferrante FoodieCutie

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This recipe is so good, it's hard to believe that it's completely vegan. One thing that I recommend, is to find as thick an almond milk as you can. Otherwise, a non-dairy heavy cream substitute will do (nut based is preferred, as it adds a great rich flavor). I also really love very robust dishes, so I go heavy on things like cumin and garlic. The last spices in the dish are absolutely to taste. I would even play around with the spices to see what you like best :)

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Creamy and delicious! We added a healthy amount of cumin and the flavors blended absolutely perfectly. I love asparagus and am amazed at how much we enjoyed this vegan "cream" soup - can't wait to have it again!


vegetable cooking spray
3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 c
onion, chopped
3 c
cauliflower, chopped
3 c
vegetable broth
18 stick
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 pinch
sea salt
1 1/2 c
almond milk
black pepper
basil, dried
chives, dried

Directions Step-By-Step

Spray a large pasta pot with the cooking spray and add 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil, and slightly brown the oil on medium (this may appear as "burning" the oil, but it is crucial to have this flavor).
When oil has reached a light golden brown color, add the onions and sauté until they are clear. Add a pinch of salt.
Add the cauliflower and sauté for about 5 min., or until slightly tender.
Add 6 spears of chopped asparagus and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes, or until the asparagus is slightly tender.
Add 1/2 cup of the vegetable broth and let simmer on med-low for another 10 min. or so.
Add another cup of broth and return the heat to medium, allowing to simmer while continuously stirring.
Once it appears to have a reduced slightly, remove the mixture from the heat and put into a heat resistant bowl. Allow to cool.
Once the mixture has become room temperature, use a hand-blender or food processor to blend until smooth (with little to no chunks).
Spray a clean pot with more spray and add 1 Tbsp. of olive oil.
Add the garlic and sauté until golden brown.
Add the rest of the asparagus chopped and sauté for about 5 min. or until tender and add the remainder of the vegetable broth.
Add the blended mixture to the pot and allow to simmer on med-low for about 10 min. and add spices to taste.
Turn off the heat and stir in the almond milk. Allow to mix well and then serve.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan
Other Tag: Healthy

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May 23, 2011 - Joan Hunt shared this recipe with discussion groups: "The Vegan Police" how and why vegan Strictly Vegan Vegetarian recipes
Cyndi Tilley cynditilley
Jun 6, 2011
Sounds delicious Chiara - thank you!
Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Jun 8, 2011
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

Creamy and delicious! We added a healthy amount of cumin and the flavors blended absolutely perfectly. I love asparagus and am amazed at how much we enjoyed this vegan "cream" soup - can't wait to have it again!
Jun 8, 2011 - Kitchen Crew shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
deb baldwin messinthekitchen
Jun 8, 2011
Congratulations Chiara!!!
Chiara Ferrante FoodieCutie
Jun 8, 2011
Thank you so much! I am truly honored! As far as my family is concerned, I'm the one who "can't cook". Lol that's the downside of having a former chef and Italian immigrant as a mother.
deb baldwin messinthekitchen
Jun 8, 2011
Well it must be rubbing off..
Monica H MonisiaH
Oct 4, 2011
Sounds really good! I'm saving this one! Congrats on your ribbon :)
carrie kinyon carriekinyon
Oct 4, 2011
Do you have to use almond milk???
Chiara Ferrante FoodieCutie
Oct 5, 2011
@Carri, you don't have to use almond milk. I'm lactose intolerent and soy milk doesn't coagulate as well for this recipe (plus it's vegan). If you like to use real cream, it's definitely usable. :)
Sharon Clapman TrmnlyUniq
Oct 5, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Sharon Clapman TrmnlyUniq
Oct 5, 2011
Thank you for this recipe! It is so yummy!!!!!!!
Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl
Oct 5, 2011
Chiara....of course you can cook. It's in our Italian genes. LOL This soup sounds delish. So glad we're getting into "soup" season here in Jersey. Will definiely try this one. Congrats on the blue ribbon. How fun is that?!?!?!?
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Oct 11, 2011
Chiara, this sounds and looks so wonderful- I want to try it soon - even though I am not vegan I'm a Vagan from Nevada. Really looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.