When I went to our local Co-op today the leeks were especially beautiful. The asparagus was also alluring in its bright and colorful purple and greens. Mmm…leek & asparagus soup, yes please! In today’s day and age of boxed and processed foods, beautiful fresh vegetables are so enticing. We are a sick nation. A nation full of heart disease, diabetes and other ailments due to our diets. I heard a quote the other day, “If God made it eat it, if man-made it don’t”. That’s a pretty mantra to live by. This Leek & Asparagus Spring Soup will cook up in no time and it’s full of vitamins and fiber! I recently finished reading a book called Eat Dirt by Dr. Axe. The book focuses on why leaky gut may be the root cause of your health problems, and what you can do to reverse it. The book is extremely informative and worth the read.
Leek & Asparagus Spring Soup
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
- 2 Large Leeks (washed and chopped-white & light green part only)
- 1lb Asparagus (cut woody bottoms off and cut into 1 inch pieces)
- 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 2 1/2 cups Chicken Broth (or vegetable broth)
- 1 cup Water
- 2/3 cups Plain Yogurt
- Salt & pepper to taste
|In a large saucepan melt the butter with the olive oil.|
|Add the chopped leeks and garlic and stir for 1 minute.|
|Add in the asparagus and stir until the leeks are slightly translucent.|
|Add the broth and water and cover the pot. Simmer, covered, for about ten minutes or until asparagus is tender.|
|Remove two-thirds of the soup and place it in a blender.|
|Puree the mixture until is smooth.|
|Return the puree to the pot and blend in the plain yogurt. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.|
This past week I had the honor of being featured as a favorite blog. Thank you, Serif & Spice! I love her blog as well, and want to give you a link to check it out: serifandspice.wordpress.com
This recipe is shared at realfoodforager, simplysugarandglutenfree, deliciousobsessions, glutenfreehomemaker, vegetarianmamma, Poor&GlutenFree
Thank you for the mention! Best of luck to shed a few pounds. Don’t worry, you can still eat well, lose weight at the same time AND have continue to have a great blog.
Thanks for the encouragement!
Always looking for new soup recipes. That looks good!
It is delicious, Genie. Hope you enjoy it!
Sounds delicious. I need to make something with Asparagus for a food challenge next week so as soon as I saw your link on Gluten Free Friday I had to check it out for inspiration!
Thanks Felissa, I hope it did inspire you! I love asparagus. I grow it in my garden. I just wish it was in season longer 🙂
Two of my FAVORITE veggies 🙂 I made a video about leeks a few weeks ago because they are AMAZINGLY healthy yet under-rated!! This recipe sounds fantastic!
I’ll have to check out your video! I agree, leeks are very under-rated. My dad, who is 75, just told me he has never had a leek in his life! I think there are many others like him. Let’s get the word out on this great veggie!
I love asparagus but have never made a soup with it. I’ll definitely be giving this a try! It would be a great addition to 5-Ingredient Mondays (http://siftstirandsavour.com/2013/05/05/5-ingredient-mondays-sugar-free-cherry-citrus-popsicles-vegan-gluten-free/), if you’re interested 🙂
I love asparagus too and try to put it in several dishes. It is especially good in this soup! I’ll check out your site, thanks for sharing.
I love leeks and I love asparagus! The pictures are beautiful!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂
Hope that your week is fantastic!
Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com
Thanks, Cindy! It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, and my boys are coming home, so yes, it will be fantastic!
Another delicious soup!! So easy and quick to make. Love it. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!
It’s one of my favorite soups! So happy you are enjoying my recipes! 🙂