Homemade Asparagus & Pea Soup

I felt really cross yesterday to discover a pack of ‘bendy’ asparagus in the fridge! I just couldn’t bring myself to throw it away so I thought I’d try making up a soup recipe. Glad I did! We had it for lunch today – it was really tasty, I’ll definitely be doing it again.

Here’s the recipe if you fancy trying it. I’m a bit hazy on the quantities as I made it up as I went along but you should end up with about 1.5 pints:

INGREDIENTS

1 bunch of asparagus, broken into pieces (discard the ends)
couple of handfuls of frozen peas
knob of butter
2 onions chopped
2 sticks celery chopped
fresh thyme sprigs
vegetable stock cube
salt & black pepper
  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil – add asparagus & cook for 10 mins.  Leave to cool, drain & keep the asparagus cooking liquid
  2. Melt the butter and add onions, celery & thyme. Cook until soft.
  3. Add the asparagus and cook for another couple of minutes.
  4. Add the stock cube to the asparagus cooking liquid and top up to a pint or so with boiling water. Add this to the vegetables. Add peas & seasoning. Bring to the boil & cook for about 10-15 mins.
  5. Take it off the heat to cool down for a bit then whizz with a blender until smooth & quite thick.
  6. Serve and stir in a spoonful of natural yoghurt or a swirl of cream.

Eat up & enjoy 🙂

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