Asparagus is chock full of vitamins and antioxidants and what better way to get a healthy dose of nourishment than in a delicious soup? The vibrant color of this soup looks elegant when served, and the flavor from the basil complements the asparagus perfectly. Your guests will love this one, that is, of course, if you’re willing to share!
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- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- 2 pounds asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 cup fresh chopped basil
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat and sauté onion until translucent. Add the stock, asparagus, and basil. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for another 20 minutes. Using an immersion blender, puree soup until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
*Create a pistou by blending basil, garlic and olive oil together. Drizzle on soup right before serving for an elegant finish.