Asparagus Leek Soup

Did you know January is National Soup Month? To celebrate, we asked Maria Zoitos to share a healthy, delicious soup recipe for readers looking to keep their new year’s diet resolutions. The maker of Maria’s Homemade, a line of prepared food sold exclusively at Westside Market NYC, gave us this easy, low-calorie green soup to dive a spoon into.
Did you know January is National Soup Month? To celebrate, we asked Maria Zoitos to share a healthy, delicious soup recipe for readers looking to keep their new year’s diet resolutions. The maker of Maria’s Homemade, a line of prepared food sold exclusively at Westside Market NYC, gave us this easy, low-calorie green soup to dive a spoon into.

Asparagus Leek Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients:

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  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed (reserve trimmings) and cut into 2-1/2-inch pieces
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  • 1 leek, well rinsed to remove sand, sliced with greens and whites separate
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
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  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
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  • 1 onion, chopped
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  • 2-1/2 tablespoons long-grain white rice
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  • Salt to taste
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  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
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  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

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  1. In a pot, bring 6 cups water, asparagus trimmings and leek greens to a simmer while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
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  3. In a skillet pan, heat the oil and vegan butter. Add the leek whites, onion and rice and cook until the onion begins to color.
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  5. Using a ladle, add 1 cup of warm asparagus-leek stock to vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
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  7. Strain the asparagus-leek stock and return to pot. Add vegetables and uncooked asparagus to stock. Simmer, partially covered, for 10 to 12 minutes.
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  9. When soup has cooled, transfer to food processor and puree. Strain back into the stockpot.
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  11. Season and add salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste.
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  13. Drop the asparagus tips into boiling salted water and cook until tender. Garnish soup with asparagus tips.

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