Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Asparagus and Fennel Soup

Cold weekends call for steaming bowl of creamy soup and a toasty sandwich to warm the insides. This asparagus and fennel soup will not let you down. It is super simple and delish!

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Asparagus and Fennel Warm Soup

1 bunch of Asparagus
1 big bulb of Fennel
1 cup of  spinach leaves
10 whole peppercorn
2-3 cloves of garlic
3 bay leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
6 cups of vegetable/chicken stock.
1/2 pack ( 4 ounces) cream cheese regular or fat free.


  1. Trim the the woody stems of the asparagus and cut into 1 inch long pieces. Chop the fennel bulb ( it smells heavenly!). 
  2. In a small stock pot, heat olive oil, peppercorn, garlic, bay leaves. Add spinach, asparagus and fennel. Saute until the fennel is soft.
  3. Add stock and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes until the asparagus is soft. Discard bay leaves
  4. Shut the heat and using a hand blender, blend right into the pot to get a smooth puree. Be careful while blending hot liquids.
  5. Heat the puree on low and add small chunks of cream cheese. Cream cheese will melt to give a minty green colored smooth soup. Adjust seasoning. Add pepper powder if you like some heat. Enjoy with mozzarella, basil and tomato toasted sandwich.


  1. Ohhhh!! Its delicious ... I make something very similar .. I got the recipe from Food Network or some Food blog .. Where did you find yours??? I dont add spinach instead add pearl onions (white) or spring onions sometimes. Will surely try this receipe this weekend

  2. Mmmmmmmmm yummy Reminds me of the first time I tasted asparagus soup. It was a yummy steaming soup well deserved after our 6 hour hike to machu pichu. Brings back good memories!
    Thanks for this recipe. Spinach sounds interesting. I usually just add onions and milk to make it nice and creamy.
    Will try this one!

  3. asparagus soup...will try this soon.......

  4. @ Priya...there are lot of recipes for asparagus soup on Most use leeks and onions. Mine was 'put' together using what I had in the fridge. I'll try adding spring onions next time.

    @ Smita....I think heavy cream gives a more thickness to the soup. Take my word, add cream cheese .....was wonderful.

    @PG...try it and let me know..!