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Serving: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
This classic French soup is simple and make-ahead friendly, and a perfect choice for entertaining when asparagus is in season.
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Ingredients


Directions

1. Remove tips from asparagus and chop into 2-inch long segments.
2. In a soup pot, add asparagus, onion, thyme, black pepper, and chicken broth. (Pour in just enough liquid to cover the vegetables). Cover pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until asparagus is soft.
3. Using a standing blender, puree soup (2-3 cups at a time) until smooth. Pour pureed soup into large bowl and set aside. Repeat process until soup pot is empty.
4. In the empty soup pot, whisk together olive oil and flour over medium heat. Stirring often, cook roux for 3-5 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown. Remove from heat and return pureed soup to pot.
5. Return to heat, stir in milk, and stir continuously until thickened. Do not bring to a boil! Portion into bowls and garnish with a sliced hard-boiled egg.

 


Nutrition Facts

Calories: 460
Fat: 14 g
Carbohydrates: 41 g
Sodium: 780 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Protein: 30 g
Cholesterol: 210 mg