Creamy Vegan Asparagus Soup

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Chiara Ferrante

By
@FoodieCutie

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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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! The Test Kitchen


Rating:
★★★★★ 8 votes
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Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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

How to Make Creamy Vegan Asparagus Soup

Step-by-Step

  • 1Spray 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).
  • 2When oil has reached a light golden brown color, add the onions and sauté until they are clear. Add a pinch of salt.
  • 3Add the cauliflower and sauté for about 5 min., or until slightly tender.
  • 4Add 6 spears of chopped asparagus and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes, or until the asparagus is slightly tender.
  • 5Add 1/2 cup of the vegetable broth and let simmer on med-low for another 10 min. or so.
  • 6Add another cup of broth and return the heat to medium, allowing to simmer while continuously stirring.
  • 7Once it appears to have a reduced slightly, remove the mixture from the heat and put into a heat resistant bowl. Allow to cool.
  • 8Once the mixture has become room temperature, use a hand-blender or food processor to blend until smooth (with little to no chunks).
  • 9Spray a clean pot with more spray and add 1 Tbsp. of olive oil.
  • 10Add the garlic and sauté until golden brown.
  • 11Add the rest of the asparagus chopped and sauté for about 5 min. or until tender and add the remainder of the vegetable broth.
  • 12Add the blended mixture to the pot and allow to simmer on med-low for about 10 min. and add spices to taste.
  • 13Turn off the heat and stir in the almond milk. Allow to mix well and then serve.

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About Creamy Vegan Asparagus Soup

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan
Other Tag: Healthy
Recipe For: The Best Asparagus




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