Light, tasty and perfect for Spring, this sugar snap pea and asparagus soup is a healthy light meal or starter. If you're craving green vegetables it's a great way to eat them!
With the weather now getting warmer it won't be soup time for much longer. I'm enjoying making soup for my lunch at home these days though. Often I make soup just for one but usually I make enough for two days. It's great to keep in the fridge and easily reheats. Sometimes I plan to have leftovers for the next day but I end up eating it anyway. I find soup can be so addictive. Luckily, soup is healthy or at least this sugar snap pea and asparagus soup is. It's also virtually fat-free! Well, depending on the kind of yogurt you add.
You might not think of adding sugar snap peas to a smooth soup that you blend but they really do work well. Along with the asparagus this green soup really is perfect for spring. I've even topped the soup with some green spring onions! I loved the fresh end result. It tastes of exactly what it is: Pea and asparagus soup and it is a lovely colour too!
How could you adapt this asparagus soup?
This asparagus soup is a great way to make a meal out of green vegetables. You could add any spring greens to it and you'd have a super tasty green soup. If you don't have any sugar snap peas then mange tout or normal fresh green peas would be fine.
I haven't used any spices in this soup. Well, I added a little black pepper but that was all. I really wanted to be able to taste the green vegetables. You could add a few herbs though. A little basil would work well but not too much.
Wondering what other toppings would be great on asparagus soup?
I added a spoonful of yogurt to each bowl of soup and then a few chopped spring onions. If you don't have or don't like yogurt then sour cream or quark would both work.
Another great idea would be a spoonful of pesto swirled in at the end. Garlic croutons or indeed any croutons are always great on a simple soup too!
What to serve with this green vegetable soup?
I think there is nothing better to eat with this sugar snap pea and asparagus soup than some freshly baked bread. Of course, that might not be practical so any bread would go well. If you do want to make your own bread these basic white bread rolls are lovely. If you're looking for quick bread recipes then my garlic and herb butter quick bread is delicious and indulgent. Or why not just make some soda bread?
Anything to remember when making this asparagus soup?
This green vegetable soup is a really simple soup so it's important you use ingredients that taste great. It does taste of exactly what it's made of i.e. peas and asparagus so make sure the other ingredients are good. Use a good vegetable stock as you aren't going to be adding lots of spices.
Recipe for Sugar Snap Pea and Asparagus Soup
Sugar Snap Pea and Asparagus Soup
- 150 g asparagus spears `
- 150 g sugar snap peas
- 4 spring onions
- 1 clove garlic
- 500 ml vegetable stock
- pinch black pepper
- 2 tbsp yogurt to serve
- Remove the woody ends of the asparagus. Bend the asparagus and they should snap just above the woody bit.
- Dice the asparagus, three of the onions and the sugar snap peas and put in a small saucepan. Add the crushed garlic.
- Cover the vegetables with hot vegetable stock and simmer for 5 minutes or until tender.
- Transfer to a blender or use a hand-held blender to blend till smooth. Season to taste.
- Put in a bowl. Add a drizzle of yogurt and the other chopped spring onion to garnish.
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