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Simple Crockpot Cream of Asparagus Soup

If you enjoy soup and use a slow cooker, then is this soup is for you. Just add the ingredients to your slow cooker in the morning and return at the end of the day to a thick creamy soup. You will need to blend it before serving. Serve with buns and a salad.

Asparagus is widely regarded as a superfood, and as a result, it has quickly become a very popular ingredient to incorporate in healthy recipes. It is a vegetable packed with fibre, antioxidants and there are even studies suggesting it can help reduce risks of cancer and aids against cognitive decline. In this issue, we are sharing a few of our favourite asparagus based recipes to try.  

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Simple Crockpot Cream of Asparagus Soup

  • Author: Cyndi Mills
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Slow cooker

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pounds green asparagus, washed with ends trimmed
  • 1 c. white onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 5 c. vegetable or chicken broth
  • ½ c. heavy cream or full fat coconut milk
  • A dash of salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the first four ingredients into a crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. When the soup is finished cooking, take a hand blender and puree. Alternately, use a blender, blending a small amount at a time until smooth.
  4. Stir in the cream or coconut milk until combined. Add extra cream if desired once served in bowls.

Notes

Tip for Cooking with Asparagus:

Instead of cutting off the ends, they will simply snap off when you bend them. Saves time and ensures you are enjoying the vegetable to the fullest.

 

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Cyndi Mills

Admittedly the Queen of Typos, Cyndi Mills strives for none, but one or two always seems to slip in. She apologizes! Over the last 27 years Cyndi has had the opportunity to move around the country with her husband, Scott and their four children. Having lived in Chilliwack, Edmonton, London, and Petawawa. She stumbled into the world of journalism by accident – looking for a career that could give her the flexibility to work from home to be with her children and support her husband's military career. Cyndi is also a military parent as her two oldest children are in the military. Raising her third and fourth teenagers, she tries to keep sane by walking, gardening, writing, and spending time with her family while running Canadian Military Family Magazine.

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