Vegan Asparagus Soup

Vegan Asparagus Soup is a fresh and easy way to take advantage of your local farm fresh produce.  The season is short so make the most of it!  Make a double batch because it freezes easily and you can savor it throughout the summer.

You’re going to love the deep flavors in this vegan soup!  Using potatoes, celery and garlic along with oregano, basil and pepper allows the earthy, salty flavors of asparagus to shine.

We now have Pick Your Own Asparagus at the farm!  The kids love the wagon rides and learning about our healthy foods that grow from the earth.

3 Reasons Vegan Asparagus Soup Should Be On Your Menu:

  • Asparagus is a nutrient-packed vegetable. It is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. That’s good news if you’re watching your blood sugar.
  • This herbaceous plant—along with avocado, kale and Brussels sprouts—is a particularly rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals.
  • It’s one of the top ranked fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This may help slow the aging process and reduce inflammation.

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Vegan Asparagus Soup

Vegan Asparagus Soup is a fresh and easy way to take advantage of your local farm fresh produce. The season is short so make the most of it! Make a double batch because it freezes easily and you can savor it throughout the summer.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: vega asparagus soup
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 102kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 rib of celery, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 russet potato, diced
  • 3 cups asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces, woody ends removed
  • 5 cups veggie stock
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in saute pan on medium high heat.  Saute onions, potatoes celery, and garlic until soft and translucent. 
  • Add asparagus,and herbs, saute for 5 minutes. (Set aside a few pieces of cooked asparagus for garnish if desired)
  • Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Blend well with wand or transfer to a blender.  Taste and add seasoning if required.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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More Asparagus Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Beef Stir Fry with Asparagus, Snap Peas & Fiddleheads

Spicy Sauteed Shrimp with Maple Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Asparagus Soup Recipe with Spinach and Garlic

 

Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

It really doesn’t get easier than Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup, right? Throw everything in the crockpot, set for 8 hours and dinner is ready when you get home. A healthy, satisfying dinner! And the house smells sooooo good!

Slow cooker vegetable soup in a large bowl

I’ve included barley in this recipe too for the bigger appetites in the family. And if your carnivores want more, pick up a rotisserie chicken on the way home to add more and stretch this recipe for an extra day. Best thing about this dish is that you can include any leftover veggies you happen to have in the fridge. In this day of rising food prices, we’ve got to make the most of our produce.

A spoonful of slow cooker vegetable soup

 

I’ve been chopping and freezing leftover veggies and storing them in the freezer for something just like this. You can even prep your veggies the night before so that it’s just a matter of tossing everything in the pot before heading out the door in the morning.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

Throw everything in the crockpot, set for 8 hours and dinner is ready when you get home. A healthy, satisfying dinner! And the house smells sooooo good!
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: soup, vegetable soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Robyn Gleason

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 carrots, sliced thinly
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen green beans
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano (1 tsp if using dried)
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (1 tsp if using dried)
  • 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes, (fire-roasted would be nice too)
  • 8 cups low sodium, organic vegetable broth
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except parsley and spinach in the slow cooker, stirring to combine. Set for 8 hours on low.
  • Remove bay leaves and add fresh parsley.
  • Place a small handful of spinach on the bottom of each bowl, top with soup and serve.

Notes

Rice or pasta would work well instead of barley.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 844mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 7860IU | Vitamin C: 48.3mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.

 

More Soup Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Soup

Asparagus Soup Recipe with Spinach and Garlic

Sweet Corn Soup

 

A calendar showing when crops are available at Barrie Hills Farm.