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Saturday, 21 September 2019

Asparagus and Spinach Soup topped with chive crème fraîche ...

Everyone loves soup, and this Asparagus and spinach soup topped with chive crème fraîche is a gorgeous soup with a fantastic colour and very good for you! It’s also great to make in advance ...

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15-20 mins
Serves 4

12 asparagus spears
1 tsp olive oil
50g unsalted butter
1 medium white onion diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
800ml vegetable stock
100g spinach

4 tbsp. crème fraîche
2 tbsp. freshly chopped chives

Prepare the asparagus by removing the hard stems (keep four of the asparagus heads for garnishing the soup), then finely chop the rest.

Place a saucepan on the heat, add a little olive oil and the butter, then add the diced onion and garlic sweat for 5 minutes on a low heat. 

Now add the chopped asparagus and continue to sweat for another couple of minutes. Add the vegetable stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. 

Add the spinach to the soup and simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and put into a blender and blitz in batches.

Once the soup is blended, strain through a sieve to remove any lumps. Mix the crème fraîche with the chopped chives and a touch of salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, pour the hot soup into a bowl, add a spoonful of the chive crème fraîche and top with a reserved asparagus head.

I hope you enjoy, this recipe idea, seen here

Asparagus is a nutritious and tasty addition to any diet. It’s low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fibre, folate and vitamins A, C and K. Additionally, eating asparagus has a number of potential health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, healthy pregnancy outcomes and lower blood pressure. You can read more about asparagus, with lower carb recipe suggestions here 

Asparagus was first grown by the Egyptians in 4000BC, and now in 2019, the world of asparagus continues to change. You can now acquire a bundle of English spears for your beloved as early as St Valentine’s Day and, even more astonishingly, continue to woo him or her with bunches of home-grown asparagus all the way into the autumn! Read more here

Asparagus and Cheese Bake
A golden pine-nut topping adds crunch to this simple bake
which can be served warm, cold, as a starter or with a salad.
This versatile bake recipe can be found here
please note that this recipe uses self-raising flour so may not be suitable for all readers

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas, within this blog. It is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said... goodness.

Valerie-Jael said...

Both recipes sound great! Valerie

Christine said...

These look fantastic!

Sandi said...

Ok, how did you get your creme fraiche in a perfect circle like that??

Linda P said...

Delicious and full of health benefits. 😊

carol l mckenna said...

They both look yummy for the fall ~ ^_^

Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
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This N That said...

Looks like something I would enjoy..Will save this one..Thanks for sharing..

Lowcarb team member said...

Sandi said...
Ok, how did you get your creme fraiche in a perfect circle like that??

LOL! Hello Sandi,
Cooking rings can be very helpful kitchen aids :)

All the best Jan

NCmountainwoman said...

That soup sounds wonderful. Thank you so much.

Phil Slade said...

Hello from Skiathos. We're trying to be good. Honestly.

Chatty Crone said...


Sandi said...

I see... So you cheated?! 😂

Elephant's Child said...

I really like asparagus AND spinach, but had never thought to combine them. Thank you. That bake looks good too.

William Kendall said...

The cheese bake looks tempting.

Joyful said...

Lovely soup and bake. They both look very delicious.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Love the thought of a bunch of asparagus as a valentines gift! The soup looks great thanks for the recipe.

NanaDiana said...

Wow- That soup sounds fantastic and you bakery looks delicious, too! xo Diana

Chris Lally said...

Your are right, Jan. Everyone loves soup. Thanks for the yummy sounding recipe:)

eileeninmd said...


Both of these recipes sounds and look delicious. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

Magic Love Crow said...

What an amazing post! Thank you Jan! I love all of these! That cheesecake looks so different and good! Big Hugs!

aussie aNNie said...

Delish recipes, you take a lot of time making us feel

baili said...

this sounds great and so delicious dear Jan!
wishing you happy days ahead my friend!

Lee said...

I love fresh asparagus...and it's in season here now and readily available.

Debbie said...

oooooh that soup, YUM!!! it is soup weather here and this is a good one!!

Jeanie said...

This looks awfully good. Asparagus is out of season here but we can still get fresh at the store. I may have to try this one.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that soup looks particularly delicious!

Snowbird said...

That soup!Who knew asparagus was grown by ancient