Asparagus Soup

This delicious, super-green soup is packed full of nutrient rich, healthy vegetables. Perfect if you’re looking to add a few more veggies (and colour) into your diet!


  • 25g butter
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 350g asparagus, chopped, tips reserved
  • 3 shallots, finely sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 700ml vegetable stock


  1. Grab a saucepan and melt the butter and oil together, then fry the asparagus tips for a few minutes until just soft. Remove from the pan and set to one side.
  2. Add the shallots to the pan along with the chopped asparagus stalks and garlic, and cook over a gentle heat for about 10 minutes until soft. Stir in the spinach and pour in the stock, then bring to the boil.
  3. Blitz everything together with a stick blender. Season generously, adding some hot water to loosen if necessary, then ladle into bowls.
  4. Scatter the reserved asparagus tips on top and serve with some crusty bread!

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