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                                                         Asparagus shoots


Asparagus is perennial flowering plant species. The Spring season is considered best for its consumption. Asparagus is a widely cultivated nutrient-packed vegetable containing folate, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, and trace mineral chromium. Asparagus can be consumed raw as a salad or savored as a delectable soup with the following ingredients:

  • One kg asparagus with bunches washed, woody bottoms trimmed off and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • Two tablespoons butter
  • Three garlic cloves minced
  • Oatmeal or zucchinis to thicken the soup.
  • Cayenne pepper and salt to taste.
  • Four liters of water (One pound of vegetables roughly needs about 2¼ cups).

Preparation time: 25 minutes


  • Chop the asparagus into 1-inch pieces and reserve a few tips for garnish.
  • In a soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat; when it begins to melt, add garlic & onions to it and cook for 40 seconds.
  • Add the asparagus, bring to a simmer, and sauté for 5 minutes until the asparagus is tender but still green.
  • When the asparagus is ready, remove from heat, and puree using a stick or regular blender.
  • Add water, cook for 15 minutes. 
  • Add salt and cayenne according to taste.
  • Ladle the asparagus soup into bowls.
  • For a thicker soup, you may add two tablespoons of oatmeal and stir for a few minutes before serving.
  • Unless frozen, asparagus soup should be stored in an airtight container and consumed within a week. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does asparagus detox your body?

Asparagus has diuretic properties that are known to increase the flow of urine and facilitate the removal of excessive salt and fluids from the body.

Is asparagus good for the liver?

Consumption of asparagus helps in eliminating the toxins from the body and supports a healthy liver function.

Which herb goes well with asparagus?

Chives, garlic, lemon balm, and fennel are some of the herbs used for flavoring asparagus.

Is asparagus generally good for consumption?

Asparagus soup is healthy for consumption and provides Fiber, Folate, Iron, Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Magnesium, Chromium, and Selenium. It also contains a compound called Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that protects from free radicals.

Can we use woody ends of asparagus?

Yes, freshly chopped woody ends of asparagus are primarily used to making soup.

Can you freeze asparagus soup?

Yes. Like fresh asparagus, one can freeze asparagus soup, and it can easily last for three months in a frozen state.

What food goes well with asparagus?

Foods usually savored with asparagus include Salad, Steak, steamed or grilled salmon, tuna, shrimp, salad, and Chicken.

Can asparagus soup help in beating the bleat?

Yes. Asparagus soup is known to help in weight management.



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