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Asparagus and Leek Soup

Good cold or hot and can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.



  1. In a saucepan cook the leek (only white and pale green parts) and the garlic in the butter over moderately low heat, stirring, until the leek is softened.
  2. Add the asparagus, the broth, and 1/2 cup water, and simmer the mixture, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the asparagus is very tender.
  3. Puree 2/3 of the mixture in a blender until it is very smooth, stir the puree into the mixture remaining in the pan, and whisk in salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook the soup over moderately low heat, but do not let it boil.
  5. Note: also good to add 1/2 cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt after pureeing.
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I had to use a little guesswork but this soup was quite tasty. I think next time I'll puree the entire batch.
22 Jul 10 by member: jet76
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Nutrition summary:

There are 127 calories in 1 serving of Asparagus and Leek Soup.
Calorie break-down: 47% fat, 37% carbs, 16% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 65
Calories 127
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 7.26g 11%
  Saturated Fat 2.576g 13%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.793g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.546g  
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Potassium 421mg  
Total Carbohydrate 12.76g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
  Sugars 4.04g  
Protein 5.71g  
Vitamin A 270% Vitamin C 164%
Calcium 52% Iron 163%
of RDI*
(127 calories)
6% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (37%)
Fat (47%)
Protein (16%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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