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Asparagus and Pea Soup with Parsnip Crisps

Healthy asparagus and pea soup

  • Heat None
  • Serves 4
  • Dietary Info VEGETARIAN VEGAN LACTOSE-FREE DAIRY-FREE HEALTHY WHEAT-FREE GLUTEN-FREE
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 30 mins
Asparagus and Pea Soup with Parsnip Crisps

A traditional south Indian spiced consomme

Hari says

If you love a good soup then this is a delicious one to try. For me, it tastes of summer with gorgeous seasonal asparagus and fresh peas. Sometimes I use the offcuts of asparagus to make this and do something more glamorous with the spears. The parsnip chrisps make a great healthier alternative to croutons and the soup has a wonderful colour and a lovely light flavour. Gently place the parsnip crisps on top when serving to really wow your dinner guests.

  • Ingredients
  • Method

Soup

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 340g asparagus
  • 250g peas
  • pinch cracked black pepper, or to taste
  • Salt to taste

Parsnip Crisps

  • 1 parsnip
  • oil for frying
  • salt 

Soup

  1. Heat butter in a pan and add the garlic. Cook to soften then stir in the chopped onion.
  2. Stir and leave to cook for 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour and roast for a minute or so to lose the rawness. 
  4. Add 500ml of water and stir ensuring there are no lumps.
  5. Add the asparagus, peas, salt and pepper and bring to the boil
  6. Leave the pan to simmer until asparagus has cooked (about 15-20 minutes).
  7. Pour the soup into a blender and blitz until smooth.
  8. Pour through a strainer and return to the heat for a few minutes, check the seasoning then remove from the heat.

Parsnip Crisps

  1. Heat some oil to deep fry the crisps in.
  2. Peel the parsnip and using your peeler strip off thin slivers.
  3. To check the oil is hot enough place in a sliver of the parsnip into the oil. If it bubbles and crisps up its ready.
  4. Continue with the remaining slivers and place onto some kitchen roll to drain.
  5. Sprinkle with a little salt and serve on top of the soup. 

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Calories155.00
Fat (g)2.00
of which saturates (g)0.00
Carbohydrates (g)30.00
of which sugars (g)10.00
Fibre (g)9.00
Protein (g)7.00
Salt (mg)0.091
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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