Asparagus Nettle Soup by STIR
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Asparagus Nettle Soup
A delicious pair, these veggies are in their prime now. Enjoy them together in this delicious, healthy spring soup!
½ lb. fresh asparagus
3 Tbsp. fruity olive oil
1 med. onion, chopped
2 med. leeks, white plus 2cm green, chopped
3 med. potatoes, peeled, diced
1/3 cup tender nettle leaves [spinach or arugula substitutes]
2-3 litres vegetable stock
sea salt, pepper, lemon juice
-slice asparagus into 2 cm pieces, reserve the tips
-heat oil in large pot and sauté onion, leeks and potatoes,10min.
-add stock and simmer for 10 min.
-add asparagus and nettle and simmer for another 10min.
-cool slightly and puree with a hand blender
–simmer over medium heat to desired thickness, add asparagus tips and simmer for 3 min.
-season with lemon juice, salt and pepper
Optional: add a swirl of cream, top with fresh herbs such as tarragon or mint or some shaved parmesan.