Roasted Asparagus Soup

by on May 11, 2010
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Roasted Asparagus Soup

My VitaMix* is making me a lazy cook.  When I have extra produce that I need to use up, do I scour the internet (aka “my favorite cookbook”) for a novel way to cook it?  No, I just toss it into my turbo-charged blender and process it until it’s as creamy as, well, cream, as frothy as sea foam.  I throw in a few herbs, a complementary spice or grating of pepper, and it’s cheating, really—gourmet cooking without the cooking.  The crazy machine will even heat it up for me if I’m too lazy to get out a pot.

So even though a few of you have written asking me to post more Vita-Mix recipes, I hesitate, first, because I know that not everyone has one of these blenders-on-steroids and, second, because it’d be just too easy to work my way through the vegetable kingdom, blending up everything from celeriac to potatoes to zucchini and filling this blog with nothing but Vita-Mix recipes.  And you wouldn’t want that.

But let’s say you did.  We could start with the letter A and one of my favorite vegetables, asparagus.  We could make it a bit special by roasting the asparagus along with garlic and onions to bring out their natural sweetness before blending with just enough raw cashews to add some extra body and creaminess.  And we could preserve the fresh flavor of the asparagus by treating it simply, not overwhelming it with competing flavors, adding a sprinkle of lemon peel to brighten and highlight its earthy green taste.

Don’t worry.  I’m not going to let the Vita-Mix take over this blog, though with summer vegetables on their way, it’s certainly tempting.  Actually, you don’t even need a high-powered blender to make this soup.  Try it in any ordinary blender, and if it doesn’t get as smooth as silk, strain it through a fine sieve to remove any excess fiber.

You don’t want a Vita-Mix anyway; it’ll just make you lazy.

Roasted Asparagus Soup

Additional Appetizing Asparagus Recipes:

Blanched Asparagus with Almonds, Shallots & Lemon from Not Eating Out in New York
Asparagus Quinoa Sushi with a Lemon-Ginger Dipping Sauce from Vegan Eats
Asparagus Tapenade from A Veggie Venture
Asparagus Pesto Pasta Salad (from yours truly)

* Full disclosure: If you buy through my Vitamix link, I get a commission.  I promise to use the money to feed and clothe my family, not gamble or drink it all away. Except on select holidays.

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1 Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks May 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Ah, the VitaMix. Sounds so ideal and great for summer soups! Laziness be darned, I want one too ;-P

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2 Amanda May 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I want a vita-mix but can’t afford the ~$500 price tag. I appreciate your non-vita-mix recipes even if they do take more time!

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3 MarieRoxanne May 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I can’t afford the $500 price tag either but I do save now for that precious piece of kitchen bliss.
I am starting to save$10 a week and in one year I will have $ 520 so I can afford it if I take out something like my daily hot chocolate at the coffee shop at $1.90 a pop and now I only have one large and one small per week.

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4 katie May 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Love my Vitamix and don’t use it nearly enough! I’m totally going to make this soup soon – asparagus is everywhere! ps – i wouldn’t mind if all your posts were vitamix!

katie

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5 Angie May 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm

I bet there are some people out there who own a Vita and it just sits on top/under their counter and gathers dust. I wish there was some sort of rescue/adoption program like they do for retired greyhounds. I was lucky to get a hand-me-down (my aunt wanted to UPGRADE to an even super-er model) and I’m eternally grateful!

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6 SusanV May 11, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Every now and then, you hear of someone getting one for next to nothing at a yard sale. Lucky! I put off buying one for years hoping that one would fall into my lap, but I’m glad I finally took the plunge. I know that in the long run, I’ll save money not having to buy a new blender every year like I was before.

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7 jill souders June 24, 2010 at 11:13 am

That’s the funniest thing I have ever heard! I make a green smoothie everyday with my Montel Williams high speed blender. it doesn’t tell you who your baby daddy is, but it is gooood.

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8 Kat March 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

“It doesn’t tell you who your baby daddy is, but…” Oh my goodness, hysterical!!! And so true, Montel loves that drama!

Just made the soup right now and it is absolutely yummy! Very flavorful. My diet is about 50% vegan right now so I was so glad to see this recipe. And I was very happy that there was no olive oil added to the asparagus. I’ve always added olive oil, but now that I know I can leave it out by using the parchment paper I am a very happy girl!

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9 Paul May 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I do have a Vita-Mix & it’s the 2nd most used item in my kitchen (countertop convection oven is 1st…marginally). This recipe sounds great. It’s fairly similar to one I created, though I grilled my asparagus & I used tahini instead of cashew butter – roughly similar proportions, I suppose. I’ll give this way a try. Oh & I used lime juice but I’ll try zest instead. :)
If you’re someone who has toyed w/ the idea of getting a Vita-Mix, I HIGHLY recommend it. If you can’t afford one now, start saving! I bought mine while putting my husband through college. I saved about $5/week for almost 2 yrs. Looking back, it was SO worth it (though how we managed, in general, I have no idea. :D As some other subscribers have mention I wouldn’t mind a few Vita-Mix recipes thrown in.

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10 LindsayH May 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Yes I really do want a Vita Mix!!! *sniff* It’s been on my wish list for a long, long time. Half the stuff you blend I have to put in a food processor because my blender can’t do it.

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11 Tatiana May 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I got a Vita-mix for Mother’s Day! Woohoo!

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12 eva May 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I got my Vita Mix from a restaurant auction online–Rasmus.com–for under $150–also try Ebay and Craig’s list.

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13 Amber May 11, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I would love to make this for my family (to show them vegan food is just as good), but my father is allergic to cashews/nuts. What can replace the raw cashews?

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14 SusanV May 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm

You could make it creamy without the nuts if you replaced half of the broth with soymilk or whatever milk you choose. A dash of nutritional yeast would add to the flavor.

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15 Sarah May 13, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Perfect! This soup looks so good and perfectly timed to take advantage of the asparagus in my garden, but I too am allergic to nuts. Glad to know there is an equally yummy way to make the soup.

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16 Debbie May 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Amber, is your father-in-law a grouch?

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17 Tami Peterson May 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I love my Vita Mix and we use it all the time – it was worth every penny! We got ours at Costco a few years ago while they were on demo and I think it was a little cheaper that way…?

Lately I see a lot of wonderfully creamy soups (and other recipes) with cashews that I’d love to make them, but I have a child who’s allergic. Darn! Is there something else I could substitute for the cashews?

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18 SusanV May 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Tami, see my reply to Amber. If your child isn’t allergic to seeds, you could also try sesame or sunflower seeds or tahini.

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19 Christine May 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm

we throw almonds in almost everything. even hummus. cheap and tasty! :-)

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20 Liz May 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Thanks for this recipe. Adding the cashews will really add, I think. When I make soups in the Vita-Mix they get TOO frothy, and the texture just doesn’t seem right. Any tips for avoiding that?

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21 SusanV May 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Mine get frothy too, Liz. I think the more cashews you add, the less it froths, but since I’m trying to avoid adding more fat, I don’t do that. I do try to gently stir some of the froth out before pouring it into the bowls. Just use a spatula and stir with a folding motion.

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22 Diane May 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm

It looks so delicious. California Pizze Kitchen here in Ca, make a 2 in a bowl soup. That means the pour one half of the shallow wide rimmed bowl with asparagus spoup and the other half with split pea or a thick minestrone or a thick tortilla, etc. I find the minestrone has some parm cheese in it as does the tortilla, so I get the split pea and the asparagus. Viola! Two flavors, and because they are basically the same consistency, the soups don’t mix or run into each other. One is topped with croutons and the other with scallions. I will make your soup and my split pea and try it myself. Thanks for the lovely recipe.

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23 SusanV May 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm

What an interesting idea!

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24 IslandChica May 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm

It sounds great and I look forward to making it! That is basically how I make butternut squash soup…
Here’s another thumbs up for the VitaMix recipes!

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25 Lynn May 11, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I used the link on your website to order my Vitamix and get free shipping. Although it is costly, I have not regetted the investment. It is well built and makes wonderful recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love the way it makes vegan soups seem as though they have tons of cream when they have none! This recipe sounds yummy – I just bought lots of asparagus at the market today so I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks again

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26 SusanV May 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Hi Lynn! Thank you so much for buying through my link. I’m glad you’re enjoying your Vitamix and hope you like the soup.

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27 Emily Webber May 11, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Susan,
You are a genius! This simple recipe is just perfect and the presentation and photo is beautiful! I agree w/you about the Vita-Mix. I use mine nearly every day. If you get a CSA box or have some veggies you’re not sure what to do with, just put them in the Vita-Mix! I usually make a green smoothie, but a gorgeous soup like this one look delicious! Thank you for the inspiration. :)
-Emily

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28 Wendy@Healthygirlskitchen May 12, 2010 at 6:10 am

Thank you for having one of the most amazing cooking blogs in the universe! I am so excited to try this recipe this week.

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29 Cara May 12, 2010 at 7:44 am

Love the use of the cashew butter here, what a nice addition!

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30 L2baker May 12, 2010 at 7:56 am

What a delicious lookin’ soup! Yum!

I am so glad that there is some comments about Vita-Mixers. I have been researching them because they look wonderful. Are they the best? and if you are pleased with yours, what model do you recommend a new Vita-Mix user to use? Thanks!

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31 SusanV May 12, 2010 at 8:45 am

I bought a refurbished 5200, which is the latest model, and I love it. The refurbished Vita-Mixes are just like new (I couldn’t see any sign that mine had ever been out of the box) and come with the same 7-year warranty, but they are less expensive than new. I highly recommend them!

I haven’t tried any of the other high-power blenders. Some people love the BlendTec, but I don’t have any experience with it. But I’ve gone through a lot of “regular” blenders, including a Cuisinart, and the difference between them and a VitaMix is like the difference between a bicycle and a rocket ship. I was going through a new blender every year or two, so in the seven years of my Vita-Mix warranty, I will have actually saved money. :)

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32 L2baker May 12, 2010 at 11:50 am

Thanks, Susan! That was just the information I was wanting to hear about!

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33 April May 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I bought a BlendTec and absolutely love it. We researched high and low and when it finally came down to the blendtec and vitamix…I just went BT.

I agree, these high powered blenders do, indeed, make you lazy!But, it’s a good lazy…100% better than opening- a- can- of- soup- lazy.

I have not made the asparagus soup…yet. It sounds wonderful though. Actually sounds like dinner tomorrow evening! ;) But, I have used it (my blendtec) to make a taco-type soup (which my children love to make). They do it all and they love it! They call it blendtec soup.

I use my blender to make lentil soup too, which makes it so smooth and creamy. I cook it on the stove then pour it into the blender for pureeing. Before the BlendTec I was using a hand blender and there is no comparison.

Thanks for all your blender recipes. I certainly do try to use my blender as often as possible to get the best for my money, but really, it’s hard not to use it. Don’t know what I’d do if the power fails during hurricane season…generator!

Take care,
April

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34 vegan May 12, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I would love to try it … looks good! Here’s an Indian-style stir-fry recipe with asparagus that tastes delish:

http://www.vegrecipes4u.com/asparagus-stir-fry.html

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35 Amie May 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm

This is definitely on my list of things I NEED to buy right now. I think a VitaMix would make my life a blissful creation of soups and purees…I guess I could get it, and rationalize it as eating healthier? Hmm, I have to think about this one and figure out a way to get one asap!

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36 moonwatcher May 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Hi Susan,

What a breathtaking photograph!! It’s a s beautiful to look at as I imagine it is to taste. And I loved your writing in this post about the vita-mix. Really enjoyoed this post. Thanks!!

moonwatcher

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37 SusanV May 13, 2010 at 8:47 am

Thank you so much, moonwatcher! Like I always say: Cooking is easy; writing is hard. So I especially appreciate your noticing the writing. :)

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38 Dorothy May 13, 2010 at 8:51 am

We made it last night and it tasted very good but I needed more pepper to taste and will experiment with some seasonings as well, although I did not do the lemon/orange zest part so maybe that was where I went wrong.
It was a bit frothy but that settles down after a few minutes. I’ve had less than stellar results with a few ETL recipes and a few “health soups” It was nice to make something I did not want to toss ;=) Thanks for such a great website!

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39 SusanV May 13, 2010 at 8:56 am

Well, I’m really glad you didn’t want to toss it! :) I probably should have specified to add more pepper to taste (the white pepper I used was extremely spicy, so to add more would have really changed the character of the soup). I found that adding the lemon zest or a squeeze of lemon really enhanced the flavor, so I hope you’ll give it another try with the lemon.

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40 Elizabeth May 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I do not have a VitaMix but I have an Omerga 4000 juicer. How would your instructions convert to the kind of juicer I have?

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41 liz May 14, 2010 at 3:21 am

made this last night for Hubby, it was awesome, asparaguds soup is his favourite and this was burting with flavour. one comment was that i had to use more like 3.5 cups of broth as it was really thick but i think maybe thats because i have an oldschool kenward blender!

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42 Melanie@ I Dream of Tahini May 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Mmmm……that looks so tasty. I really need to remember to try making soups in my vitamix. I think there is a whole untapped vitamix I’m not taking advantage of.

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43 jennifer lorton May 16, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I’m roasting the asparagus right now, no, really I am, right now. I can’t wait to try it. I hope it’s yummy. thanks!

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44 SusanV May 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I hope so, too! Thanks for trying it!

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45 She-Fit May 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm

YUM! This looks so good… I love that it’s low in calorie too.

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46 k.pepper May 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

This is a plea from the poorer contingent of your readership–please don’t start only blogging recipes that require absurdly expensive equipment to work properly! (Of course I’ve made my fair share of creamy soups with my cheap-o blender, and will probably try this one also, but we all know its a totally different ball game.) Your skillful writing and meal creations are a delight to read, not to mention a delight to cook. One thing I love is so many of your posts are able to be made with the basic kitchen essentials and I can often finagle them into being a reasonable cost per meal. Well, not always, but thats what holidays are for.

From reading the previous comments, it seems I may be one of your few readers for whom a vitamix is nowhere in the my near future. So perhaps this comment can be disregarded as an outlier. At any rate, this is your blog and its definitely your choice if you’d like to frequently feature an item of equipment, but I wanted to share my thoughts. Thank you so much for all your wonderful posts and dedication.

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47 Vicki May 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Thank you so much for this incredibly delicious recipe. I just made it to have for dinner. It’s very easy and so yummy (and this comes from someone who is not a big fan of asparagus). My one-year-old loved it too :)

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48 Joanne May 18, 2010 at 7:17 am

Asparagus soup is one of my favorites. I’ve actually made it using tofu to cream it however, it must be eaten immediately as separation occurs upon cooling.

Your recipe is going down as one of my must trys. We always have asparagus in the house.

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49 Ana May 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Omg, I so want a vitamix! It’s been hard to convince the husband that I really “need” one!
Love asparagus and asparagus soup, I will try the recipe with my regular blender, then if the husband doesn’t like it I can say “see, if we had a vitamix it would have been better”!!!
Love your blog!
Ana

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50 KIGH May 19, 2010 at 8:52 am

This soup was fabulous! Great use of asparagus!!

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51 gilding lilies May 19, 2010 at 10:07 am

I wanted to let you know I made this soup and it was wonderful. I’ve made asparagus soup in the Vitamix before but this was much better, the roasting of the asparagus really improved the flavor. Thanks!

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52 Kendra May 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Made this recipe last night and it was so delicious and creamy! I added a bit of cumin which was a nice touch to the flavor. Thank you…Keep em coming!!!

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53 Mike May 21, 2010 at 9:37 pm

@Amanda: The Vita-Mix may seem a little pricy, but it’s worth it! Best $450 I’ve spent in a long time, and I use it every single day…

2 HP motor, made in the USA, 7 year warranty. What else could you ask for? :)

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54 rasjoseph May 22, 2010 at 3:30 am

Looks good!
Love your recipes also..
Rasjoseph

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55 vegetalien May 22, 2010 at 4:33 am

This looks wonderful!

I just moved, and am renting a very small furnished apartment in a new country, and so have fairly little control over which appliances I can get. But, it looks as if I do have a hand-blender (which is my personal favorite kitchen tool). I’ve had success making creamy soups (often with zucchini) using a hand blender before–do you think a hand blender could handle the roasted asparagus?

Thanks for your fantastic website!

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56 SusanV May 22, 2010 at 7:35 am

Since asparagus is so fibrous, you may need to strain the soup after blending. Give it a try and let me know how it comes out.

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57 Rhonda May 24, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Loved this soup! Does it freeze well?

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58 Caroline May 26, 2010 at 2:34 am

This recipe is on my must-try list, as it sounds so great! I just started a dialogue with my DH about a Vita-Mix. He’s an engineer and can’t see how my blender or food processor can’t accomplish what a Vita-Mix can. It appears that everyone who owns the VM loves it. What other tasks does it perform in addition to smooth soups, hummus and drinks – or is that its whole repetoire?

Thanks so much.

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59 SusanV May 27, 2010 at 8:06 am

That’s about it! It does all those things very well, though, and is guaranteed to last at least 7 years (I know people who have had them twice as long and are still using them). My main reason for getting one was the durability. I’d gone through 4 blenders in less than 4 years, spending about the cost of a Vitamix, and I was tired of having them conk out on me. The power to make soups silky smooth is a nice bonus.

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60 Zach June 3, 2010 at 11:28 am

I prepped this one last night (didn’t heat since we had already eaten dinner – I’m not going to be home till late tonight and I wanted something to be in the fridge that my wife could just heat – and stir – and eat) and though I didn’t heat it and all I tasted was a couple spoonfuls of final runoff out of my blender, this soup was amazing.
I used my kitchen-aide blender and I might have accidentally doubled the cashews – whoops! – but it was delicious and creamy and I am NOT usually a fan of asparagus. Thank you so much for this. If the family likes it as much as I do it will go into regualr circulation.

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61 Allison June 6, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Just finished this soup, in the VM (my first soup I ever made in my VM despite having it for a year). Turned out great! I had a huge bunch of asparagus in teh fridge I have been meaning to do something with and some red onions and garlic. I threw handful of raw sunflower seeds too for extra protein and iron. Will make again! More VM recipes please!!!!

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62 Maria June 17, 2010 at 8:49 am

I want to be a lazy cook! Please, as many vitamix recipes as it takes.

And Fyi, I did buy a vitamix, through your link but it seemed to go wrong. You might want to make sure you are getting credit for things.

Thanks!

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63 SusanV June 24, 2010 at 11:55 am

Thanks for trying, Maria! I wonder what went wrong.

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64 Sarah (MyRawSecret) June 27, 2010 at 1:53 am

This looks amazing. I really wanted to eat it but I am switching to raw food to lose some weight so I made a raw-ified version of this! The same basic ingredients, just raw. I’ll be blogging about it tomorrow!

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65 Angela June 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Thank you for this recipe! In the summer it gets so hot in my apartment that all I can bring myself to do is to throw some veggies in the blender and call it a soup. Most days I even dread turning on the oven for just 10 minutes, so if you have any good ideas for some cold/raw soups, please please post! I’ve tried a few decent raw soups but it’s not always easy to strike that balance between high nutrition and good taste. Thanks again.

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66 Mary August 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Interested in trying this soup recipe. Could you please let me know whether it would still work without the cashews or cashew butter?

THANKS!

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67 Kristen February 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

WONDERFUL! I just made this today and LOVED it! I’m not a huge asparagus fan, but I could eat this all day. I couldn’t get over how rich and creamy the cashews made it, and the combination of ingredients and spices was perfect. It’s amazing that two bunches of asparagus could be reduced to four bowls of soup too–what a great way to get your veggies. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

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68 Michelle April 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Susan, do you have a suggestion for a substitute for the cashews? My son is allergic and even if I’m making this for just myself, I avoid having them in the house at all. I’m certainly assuming that I can leave them out altogether, but it sounds like they are key to thickening the soup up.

Thanks!

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69 Michelle April 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Doh! I see this has been asked (multiple times!!!) already. That’ll teach me to read the comments fully before I post one. :) Please feel free to disregard!!!!!

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70 AmyLu August 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Half an avocado can make the soup creamy and delicious, for those avoiding cashews. And a spoon of walnut butter is a nice addition to the avocado, too.

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71 Mary May 11, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Hi Susan,

Can’t wait to try this recipe. I have one question though. Do your soups freeze well?

Thanks,
Mary

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72 SusanV May 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Mary, I’ve never tried freezing this one, so I can’t say for sure. Only one way to find out… :)

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73 Patricia Baughman May 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I made this soup for supper tonight. I used my blender and the soup came out perfectly smooth. I did brush the asparagus with a little olive oil before roasting. It was excellent.

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74 Greg May 28, 2011 at 4:08 am

I have a VitaMix and I absolutely love it!! It’s so powerful it is great for soups and shakes. Highly recommended.

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75 melzipper01 June 28, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Hello,
I made the asparagus soup tonight and it was WONDERFUL! I am not sure what I am supposed to do with the cashew/soup part (number 2). You say to blend it but then what do I do with it? I just poured it into the soup at the end…was that correct? Thanks! Melissa

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76 SusanV June 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm

The cashew mixture stays in the blender and you add the asparagus, onion, garlic, and remaining broth to it and blend again. Sorry I didn’t make that clear. It sounds like your way got the same results.

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77 P90X July 4, 2011 at 2:24 am

This sounds really good and I love asparagus so I must give this a try! Thanks!

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78 Divya Vikram February 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I made this yesterday! Replaced the cashews with blanched almonds. Turned out amazing. thanks for the recipe…

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79 Christina February 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Wow! Omg is this ever sooooo good!!! Great super easy recipe! Thanks so much!

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80 Sharon March 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm

We thoroughly enjoyed this soup. That said, we are ETL so we each ate two servings and could have eaten more.

I was surprised at how creamy the few tablespoons of raw cashew butter made this soup. I did cook it in the Vitamix and it didn’t get it too frothy, but did get it a bit overblended. I’m still trying to get the feel of using the Vitamix.

Next time I think I’ll add a tiny splash of lemon juice for just a bit more tang.

Thanks Susan for your wonderful recipes!

Sharon

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81 peach March 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Excellent recipe. I like how minimal the ingrediants and steps are. I used hemp seed butter and I roasted the asparagus in roasted garlic oil. Highly recommended. I’m bookmarking your site and I can’t wait to try out more of your fat free vegan recipes! Thank you.

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82 ruthann88 April 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I made this tonight……my only addition was rice that I had in the bottom of each bowl that some chopped cilandro and lime juice and zest. It was soooooo good and the added rice made it very filling. Thanks again!!!!!
(I love my vitamix……use it every day. On Thursdays I take it to work and everyone brings in different fruit (fresh and frozen) and we make smoothies for the entire office. My small way of planting the seeds of healthy eating :))

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83 Ani April 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I got the vitamix cheaper at Costco and I love it! It’s worth every penny!! I will be making this soup this week!! Thank you!

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84 Jean April 17, 2012 at 10:13 am

Incredibly good. Going to top it with some croutons I made from leftover fennel-olive bread.

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85 admattai April 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I love my Vita-Mix, definitely going to try this recipe soon!

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86 Jessica May 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

This recipe is delicious! My boyfriend and I just made it for dinner with the asparagus we picked from our garden. yummm, EXCELLENT, healthy recipe. Thank you, we will be making and sharing this often :)

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87 sue in CA June 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

After purchasing a variety of immersion blenders / blenders that all died cuz they couldn’t do what a Vitamix does, I succumbed and bought the Vitamix …worth every penny! It would have saved me $ to buy it first. I use it every day.

I make a great protein shake every morning with 1 cup coffee, 12-15 almonds (in place of almond milk), chia seeds, flaxseed, choc whey protein powder, cinnamon, crushed red pepper flakes, cocoa, stevia and about 2 cups ice. OMG heaven.

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88 Ainsley July 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

This site is the ONLY cookbook I ever use. Thank you for the endless “yum”.

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89 Susan Voisin July 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Thank you! You just made my day!

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90 Suzanne September 3, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Funny, everyone is talking about the vita-mix. This SOUP is fantastic! The nuts really add some heft. It was delicious – will be making it again! Thank you for sharing.

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91 jaime September 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Ah! thank you so much. I overbought food thinking I was entertaining and I doubt ill get to my asparagus (they seem to get slimy pretty quickly). I will def be making this soup in the next couple of days!!

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92 Radhika Sarohia September 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Made this tonight and skipped the cashews bit (trying to keep it sort of lowfat)
I meant to add plain soymilk or almond milk but found I’d run out of those
I stove-top roasted the asparagus as I was in a rush, and added lime instead of lemons since I don’t have lemons right now
I added cumin as suggested in the comments, and a bit of soy sauce too
Anyway, it came out fine regardless of all the changes, thanks for the recipe

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93 Amanda March 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I just made this soup and let me say this is soo delicious. I have owned a vitamix for quite some time and I havent made soups with it n boy have I been missing out. I look forward to other recipes to try out whether old or new.

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94 Cassandra March 19, 2013 at 2:34 am

I just made your roasted asparagus soup and it is AMAZING! I don’t have a vitamix, just an old 80s blender, but I blended it for a good while and, although there are still some fibres in there, I actually like it like that! You can taste the goodness :) Also, I ran out of stock, so I substituted half of it with miso soup and it tastes wonderful. I love how creamy the ground up cashews makes the soup. Thanks again.

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95 Brenda March 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I made this tonight as a Welcome, Spring! soup. I can’t eat tree nuts so I subbed a head of cauliflower (roasted) and it was excellent! I have a 1500w “Ninja” (ie poor cook’s Vitamix) and it worked very well.
Thanks, Susan!

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96 Cheryl March 27, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Today my local store marketplace if anyone is in north Texas, had asparagus 98 c per pound. omg, I bought 6 pounds LOL Definitely going to make this soup again. I have a vitamix, I’m kinda scared of it LOL but I definitely appreciate getting good fatfree vegan recipes to use it with. It came with a recipe book but those tend to be smoothies or have fat. Would love to see more soups, dips, that use it posted here.
Last time I made this soup I added some a little sweet potato I had in the fridge, and a touch of soy milk, and some raw cashews. We were too full to eat anything else after that!

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97 steph May 1, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I came across this recipe trying to find a way to use up some cheap asparagus that had been sitting in my fridge for over a week. I was skeptical on the taste given the simple ingredient list, but I was bowled over by how good it was! It tastes just as rich as a cream based soup. I will gladly make this over and over again. Thanks for reminding me how easy it is to make a great soup with my beloved Vita-mix

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98 Tabby May 7, 2013 at 9:48 am

I was looking for a recipe to use up my asparagus stems from last night’s dinner. Soup! I am lactose intolerant, so this recipe is perfect. My first time using cashews in the Vitamix (totally worth the money!). I roasted a large baking pan full of asparagus stems, one whole shallot, some oil and garlic, for 14 min total. Added everything to the Vitamix with the broth, and voila, lunch! My 4 year old didn’t approve, but she devoured roasted asparagus and roasted onion for dinner last night, so only a matter of time until she will love the soup. Thanks for being my inspiration today!!!

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99 deb September 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

This soup is delicious and so easy to make. I added a dash of cayenne pepper to boost it. GREAT!!

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100 Nancy October 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Looked in my fridge, huge package of asparagus that I have not gotten to you…thought … hmm asparagus soup…googled and found you. And guess what? I have a Vita Mix…and will be using YOUR recipe. A zillion thanks. Really excited!

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101 Susan February 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Made this for dinner tonight. I am down with the crud and didn’t want to have to work too hard. What a great recipe. It was easy, and VERY delicious. Thank you for the perfect soup on a cold, rainy evening in the Bay area.

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102 Susan February 6, 2014 at 11:31 am

By the way…I made it exactly as you posted. I can’t even imagine it being more perfect. Excellent recipe.

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103 Jessie Green March 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Your recipes are wonderful! Thanks for sharing. I am a personal trainer/nutrition coach in NYC and I wrote about asparagus today only to have one of my clients share your recipe on the entry.
Way to go you!
In sassy and radiant health,
Jessie Green
GREENBODY

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104 Katie April 29, 2014 at 9:53 am

I’ve made this twice in the past week. Definitely my new favorite way to enjoy asparagus–which is good because my previous favorite way is smothered in olive oil. I stay true to the recipe except I add in a little nutritional yeast and I just use black pepper instead of white.

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105 Lauren April 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm

I found perfectly lovely bargain asparagus in the clearance section of the grocery store tonight (2 pounds for a buck!!). Googled vegan asparagus soup, this came up and I was thrilled to see it uses a Vitamix. I just got mine last month and LOVE it. This soup rocks. So easy, so delicious, and, at least for me, so cheap. My one tweak was to squeeze in some fresh lemon juice as I found the zest left a slight bitterness in the first bowl I ate. Highly recommend lemon juice instead — it brightened it up and brought more depth of flavor.

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