Asparagus and Leek Soup (or Good Food for After a Root Canal)

Asparagus and Leek Soup (or Good Food for After a Root Canal)
Asparagus and Leek Soup

The hubby had to get a root canal (poor pookie) the day after we returned home from vacation (more on that later). Since I find few foods more comforting – or easy to eat – than soup, to make him feel better I whipped up this super easy and super healthy asparagus and leek soup. Not to toot my own horn, but it was totally delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 2 lbs asparagus, bottoms removed and chopped into 1 ½ - 2 inch pieces
  • 5 cups fat free chicken broth (4 cups if you like a thicker soup)
  • 3 tbs 0% fat Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt butter over medium high heat in a stockpot.
  • Add onion to butter and sauté until lightly browned and tender.  Be careful not to let the onion burn, which can make the soup bitter.
  • Add leeks to onions and sauté until lightly browned and tender.
  • Add asparagus and chicken broth, stirring to make sure all the vegetables are covered with the broth.
  • Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender.
  • Remove from heat and puree with immersion blender (I like to let the soup cool for a few minutes before blending in case some of the liquid sprays out).
  • Stir in yogurt, salt, and pepper.

P.S. This soup is good served warm or cold...perfect for leftovers!

 

 

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