Creamy Broccoli and Asparagus Soup (Whole30 Compliant)

 

Asparagus and Broccoli Soup

I was looking for something to do with some of the asparagus that I got last week…and I also had a few bags of frozen broccoli calling for a purpose…so I decided to put them together in a soup!  The picture doesn’t really do it justice.  It was a beautiful green color, but under the fluorescent lights and against a gold tablecloth, green doesn’t really show up LOL.

 

This was really quick to make for a soup.  Maybe 35-40 minutes start to finish.  Definitely something that can be thrown together quickly on a busy evening (which tonight was…a certain toddler decided not to take his nap until about 3:30 today).  JR noted that it would also taste good with chicken in it (after the pureeing, obviously)…but I’m not usually big on pureed soups with floating chunks.  Just a personal texture preference.  Try it if you want.

 

Creamy Broccoli and Asparagus Soup (Whole30 Compliant)

Serves 4-6

2 Tbsp ghee

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

1 shallot, minced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 C vegetable or chicken broth

2 large turnips, peeled and chopped

1 pound asparagus, trimmed and coarsely chopped

2 C coarsely chopped broccoli

salt and pepper

white pepper

1 C coconut milk

 

1.–Heat ghee in large stock pot over medium heat.  Add onion and shallot; cook until soft (about 5 minutes).  Add garlic and cook another minute.  Add broth and turnips and bring to boil.  Stir in asparagus and broccoli and return to boil.

2.–Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until vegetables are tender (15-20 minutes).  Remove pot from heat and set aside to cool slightly (5-10 minutes).

3.–Transfer soup to blender (unless you’re using an immersion blender, and in that case, leave it in the pot) and puree in batches until smooth.  Return to pot over a medium-low heat.  Add coconut milk, salt, and peppers, stirring until heated through.  Serve in bowls, garnished with a drizzle of olive oil.  Other garnishes could include fresh parsley or chives.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Creamy Broccoli and Asparagus Soup (Whole30 Compliant)

  1. rligeti

    I made this last night and it was fantastic! I made a slight modification however since I have an insane blender. I left out the turnips and I sautéed the asparagus (chopped up) with the onions, shallots, etc until they were just crunchy tender. I added everything to the blender, sock and all (room temp) and then just ran it for a couple minutes. It was the creamiest, greenest freshest tasting asparagus soup I’ve ever had. Definitely sauté the asparagus if you can, instead of simmering. Thanks!

    • chiodo80

      That sounds amazing! I have since acquired a Vitamix, so I’m planning on re-configuring a bunch of my soups to incorporate the use of a super-blender hehe! I’m glad you enjoyed the soup!

      • rligeti

        I’m actually eating some of the leftovers now and blown away by how good it is. Thanks for the awesome recipe!! it’s seriously restaurant quality. Enjoy your Vitamix! It’s an awesome machine..

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