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White asparagus soup with basil and coconut cream

White asparagus mean "spring" to me. With this light creamy soup you can taste the sun and the fresh herbs, a real "spring soup".
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soups
Cuisine Own recipe
Servings 4 pers

Equipment

  • cooking pot
  • vegetable peeler

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg white asparagus
  • 500 ml vegetable broth
  • 250 ml cocos cream (not milk)
  • 1 leek only the white part
  • 1 onion
  • 20 gr fresh basil only the leaves
  • 2 tbl spoon olive oil
  • white pepper
  • salt

Instructions
 

  • We are going to peel the asparagus with a vegetable peeler. Start about 3 cm below the top and peel it to the bottom. Go around peeling twice. Now cut about 3 cm away from the bottom. This is the woody part of the asparagus.
    Cut off the tops (about 3 cm) and keep them separately.
  • Cut the onion into pieces and the leek into rings. Put the oil in a cooking pot and sauté both the onion and the leek. After 3 minutes add the vegetable stock and the cut asparagus. (not the tops) Let this boil for 15 minutes. Season with the white pepper and salt.
    Turn off the heat. Add the washed basil leaves and the coconut cream and mix into a fine soup. Taste if the seasoning is good.
  • In a separate cooking pot, we bring 500 ml of salted water to the boil. Once the water has boiled, we blanch the asparagus tips that we have kept separately for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let them drain and put them for a moment in ice cold water.
  • If needed, heat the soup again but don't let it cook! Serve the soup warm and garnish with the white asparagus tips and a few basil leaves.

Notes

White asparagus is sometimes called the “white gold of spring”. They are super versatile in the kitchen. For example, you can fry them in the pan, steam them in papillots or, as here, process them in a delicious creamy spring soup.
Keyword basil, white asparagus, asparagus soup
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I am Patricia, energetic 40'er, architect, business manager and food blogger. Living in Andalusia but from Flanders - Belgium. Mother of 2 active and creative kids who, together with my husband Geert, form the tasting team of the first order!
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