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Sweet and easy to digest this asparagus soup is healing, light and alkalizing. 







Creamy Asparagus Soup
serves 4

1 bunch (1 cup) green asparagus

1(1 cup) zucchini, diced

1 (3/4 cup) large leek, chopped 

1 cup organic almonds, blanched

1 tsp cumin powder

3 tablespoons ghee

5 cups veg stock

1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, or

Truffle salt and pepper to taste

Fennel fronds and nostrum flowers to garnish


1. Cut the asparagus tips 1 1/2 inches from the tops and halve tips again. Reserve for garnish.

2. Cut stalks and all remaining asparagus into 1/2-inch pieces.

3. Using a heavy pot cook leeks and almonds in with 2 tablespoons ghee and cumin powder. Over moderately low heat, keep stirring, until softened.  Add zucchini, along with the asparagus pieces and salt and pepper to taste, cook & stir for 5 minutes. Add the veg stock and simmer, covered, until asparagus is very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

4. While soup simmers, steam reserved asparagus tips until just tender, about 3 minutes.

5. Purée soup with a hand blender until smooth, (use caution when blending hot liquids). Stir then add more broth to thin soup to desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. 

6. Add lemon juice and garnish with fennel fronds & tips of asparagus.


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