Asparagus Soup with Crème Fraiche

Asparagus Soup with Crème Fraiche

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Crème Fraiche, which is considered the upscale French version of sour cream, is a perfect addition to this fresh asparagus soup.


  • 1 pound trimmed fresh asparagus, some tips reserved for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 2-1/2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraiche
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place the butter in a medium-sized sauté pan over medium-low heat to melt.
  2. Once melted, add the shallot and the thyme and cook the mixture for 4 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the stock and bring the mixture to a simmer before adding the asparagus.
  4. Cover the pan and cook for 4 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender, and then remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Remove and discard the thyme sprigs and then add the crème fraiche. Carefully blend the mixture using a stick blender and then serve garnished with the reserved asparagus tips.


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