Paleo & Whole 30 Asparagus Soup

28 Feb

Asparagus is very low on the glycemic index and a great source of vitamin K and iron.  I typically eat asparagus one of two ways: sautéed with shallots or wrapped in prosciutto (or bacon) and roasted.  Both excellent choices don’t get me wrong… then my mother-in-law made a delicious batch of cream of asparagus soup that inspired this Whole 30 creation.

Paleo and Whole 30 asparagus soup

Paleo and Whole 30 asparagus soup

Ingredients:

1 tbl. ghee

1 sweet onion, diced

2 pounds asparagus spears, woody ends removed, spears cut into 1 inch pieces

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 quart organic low sodium chicken or vegetable broth

Kosher salt

Pepper

Method:

Melt ghee in a pot over medium heat.  Add onion, season with a little salt and sauté for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and sauté another 2 minutes.  Add the asparagus and sauté for 2 minutes.  Add the broth and simmer until asparagus is tender.  Use an immersion blender or transfer soup to your blender and blend until smooth.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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