Posted by: Rachel | May 16, 2019

drink your greens (2019 edition)

Depending on your geographic location, you may need to wait until next spring to try this. If that’s the case, I’m sorry. I just got too caught up in trying to reclaim my yard to stop and post this before today.

Let me preface the recipe with this. I am not asparagus’s biggest fan. It can be bitter, stringy, tough, or several other kinds of unpleasant. Still, this year my grocery had the pencil-thin kind and the price was so good they were practically throwing it at us. How could I resist?

I came up with this because I wanted a quick, easy, tasty, cold soup to enjoy after all that yard work. It came out fine. I’ve offered it to several friends and the consensus is that this is a keeper. Very seasonal, like all things asparagus, but a keeper none the less.

It was enjoyed so quickly that I don’t have pictures of the finished soup to share. You’ll have to trust me that it is a very pretty shade of green.

almost ready…

Quick Cold Asparagus Soup

olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 pound (or more) mushrooms
2 pounds skinny asparagus
1 quart chicken or vegetable stock
juice of one lemon

Clean and chop the asparagus in roughly 1-inch pieces, and set aside.

In the bottom of a 2-quart or larger soup pot, saute the onions in a bit of olive oil until translucent. Do not brown. Add a bit mot oil, heat and add the mushrooms. Stir and cook until soft, just a few minutes. Add the asparagus and stir to combine.

Add the stock just to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until everything is very soft, maybe 20 minutes.

Remove from the heat, and puree until smooth either with a stick blender or (very carefully!!) in a blender or food processor. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine.

Chill and enjoy!

This is fine hot, but i think it is even better cold the next day. It is refreshing, and good for you; a fine reward for a lawn well mowed or a pile of weeds pulled roots and all. Enjoy!



  1. Looks very interesting! Bet it is good and so healthy.


  2. I’ll trust you that your finished soup looked yummy. Love asparagus soup.

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