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Cream of Asparagus Soup

The Asparagus Festival

Asparagus is a member of the lily family and is found in white, green and purple varieties and is a good source of dietary fiber. Traditionally asparagus soup is a French soup served as one of many courses. Enjoy a small bowl as the first course with buttered rolls.

    2 cups water
    1 tablespoon chicken base
    1 cup peeled and cubed potatoes
    1 cup fresh asparagus tops
    teaspoon dried dill weed
    cup butter
    cup chopped yellow onion
    1 teaspoon seasoning salt
    3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    3 cups fat-free milk
    Pinch ground white pepper
    Real Bacon bits

1.  In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the water and chicken base. Add  
     the potatoes, asparagus and dill weed. Cook on medium heat.

2.  Fry onions in a 3-quart saucepan with butter until translucent.

3.  Whisk in the salt and flour, then milk, cook until thickened.

4.  Stir in the potatoes, asparagus and cooking stock. Pour
     ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.

5.  Heat, then whisk in white pepper. Serve topped with bacon.

     Makes 4 servings


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