Dec 13, 2014

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup + Virtual Vegan Potluck!

Greetings fellow foodies and food bloggers! Today is a special day in the vegan blogosphere… why? It’s the 2014 Virtual Vegan Potluck! The Potluck is simply a good, old-fashioned blog circle, meaning that one blog links to the one before it and the one after it and so on – to create a chain of sorts – where all of the participating blogs are connected. Since it’s a potluck theme, the blogs go in order of the courses, starting with appetizers and ending with perhaps the most important course of all, desserts.

We’re all connected, so keep on clicking to get through all of the amazing recipes in the potluck! See the links below to get to the other recipes…

This soup is yummo-fab! If you love asparagus and creamy lemony things, then this one should float your tastebuds boat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, chopped
  • 2 TBS Spike salt-free seasoning
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened, plant-based milk
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 4 pitted dates
  • chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Simmer asparagus, seasonings, lemon juice/zest and water in a soup pot until asparagus is tender. Don’t overcook! You want to keep that bright green color.
  2. Blend the soup mixture in a high-powered blender with the milk, cashews, and dates until smooth.
  3. Garnish with fresh parsley.

20 responses to “Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup + Virtual Vegan Potluck!”

  1. Yum, I haven't really made anything with asparagus but I'll start with this when I do.

  2. Helyn says:

    Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  3. Looks so creamy!

    Please can you update your 'to the beginning' link to http://veganmiam.com/recipes/mitarashi-dango as you are currently linked to just the first dish of the soups course, not the beginning of the potluck. Thank you!

  4. Helyn says:

    Thanks! I changed it for you, but I had the first one linked to the beverage… The Compassion i.t.

    I'm new to this game! Hoping all the links work as they should as mine was wrong this morning in a couple of spots.

  5. Annie says:

    There are always bumps in the road :-). I'm so glad you shared a recipe at the Potluck – it looks and sounds delicious!

  6. Helyn says:

    Thanks, Annie! I understand 🙂

  7. I absolutely love asparagus soup! Yours looks fabulous, especially with the addition of lemon. That must add a lovely note of brightness to the soup!

  8. Helyn says:

    Thanks! It's one of my favorites, too!

  9. I love cream of asparagus soup and the lemon would add such a nice, bright flavor. Can't wait to try it!

  10. marfigs says:

    Mmm this looks good! Haven't made asparagus soup yet, so this is my go-to recipe 😀

  11. Helyn says:

    Great! Thanks so much :))

  12. Shannon says:

    I'll have to save this recipe for when I can get some decent asparagus again here (which is… shudder… another 4 months or so). It looks fabulous! Happy VVP! 🙂

  13. This looks great! I love that it gets extra creaminess from cashews instead of something processed. Happy VVP!

  14. Helyn says:

    Thanks so much! 🙂

  15. Asparagus is one of my favorite soups! I'll bet the lemon adds a beautiful brightness to it!

  16. Lovlie says:

    This soup looks really delicious and nutritious! I don't make asparagus soup often enough, I will give this a try.

  17. Helyn says:

    Thanks very much, Lovlie!

  18. Keely says:

    Asparagus makes such a tasty soup – thanks for sharing with us at the VVP.

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