You, like me, always threw away asparagus ends because we didn’t know what to do with them. We cringe when we do so because it’s such a waste. Don’t do it anymore, save them for a gorgeous asparagus cream soup.
- 800 g of asparagus ends
- 200 g of asparagus stalks, without the ends
- one small onion
- 1 small potato
- 1 clove of garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- croutons: cubes of stale bread, a drizzle of olive oil, dried oregano, salt and pepper
This soup takes some work, but it’s worth it. This way the waste is zero. 🙂
Start by chopping the asparagus ends into halves.
Add them to a soup pot, cover with water and cook them for 30-45 minutes, until they’re soft.
When they’re soft, turn the heat off and let cool for 5 minutes.
With a vertical blender blend the soup until it’s creamy. We can’t eat it like this because the soup is stringy, so we have to sift it.
Pour the soup into another container, and sift it into the pot you’ve cooked it in. Crush the strings of asparagus with the back of your wooden spoon until it’s almost dry.
Discard the strings that have been left from the sifting. They’ve done their job.
Now it’s time to upgrade it. Add the fresh asparagus, cut into small pieces, the onion and potato cut into chunks, garlic and season it with salt and pepper.
Bring the soup to a boil, and simmer it on medium heat with the lid on for 30 minutes, until the vegetables are cooked through.
Blend the soup again and serve with delicious croutons that you’ve baked for 15 minutes at 150*C.
If you want, you can drizzle some cream on top of it, but I don’t think it’s necessary because it’s super creamy and delicious even without it.
I know that this soup takes a lot of time to make, but if you are like me, if you cringe every time you throw away asparagus ends, you should make this. If you have a lot of asparagus ends, just throw them in the freezer and cook them whenever you want to make asparagus soup.
This is an excellent way of not wasting food because waste is a big issue nowadays, and we should not contribute to it, but we should try to stop it. Appreciate every food you bring in your house and make the most of them.
From now on you will make this soup? I can assure you that it’s really tasty.