Asparagus & Spinach Soup

Asparagus & Spinach Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

Asparagus & Spinach Soup – girlheartfood.com

Asparagus & Spinach Soup

Well, hellooooo there Spring!  So happy to see you!

This Asparagus & Spinach Soup just looks and tastes like a big ol’ bowl of Springtime goodness.  And just look at that beautiful colour!  So bright and pretty, isn’t it?  It’s a very minimalistic soup that has a few ingredients and takes minutes to make.  And, when you have so few ingredients, they really shine through.  Sometimes simple is best, don’t ya think?

Asparagus & Spinach Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

Asparagus & Spinach Soup – girlheartfood.com

The weather around here is most definitely not Spring-like…all the more reason to make Asparagus & Spinach Soup, isn’t it?  The day that I took these pictures it was actually beautiful outside, sun shining.  However, aside from that,  April has been yuck.  It has been raining like crazy and the wind would blow ya head right off.  I shouldn’t be surprised, though, it’s often windy around here.  We leave our bbq out all year round and this weekend it totally blew over from the wind.  It was old by now, though, so no biggie.  Surprisingly enough, we had just bought a new bbq that hubby put together this past weekend.  It’s not ‘activated’ as I like to say just yet (meaning we haven’t used it).  That baby better work, too, cause hubby got the box torn up into a bazillion pieces, so no returnzies.  We had quite a laugh at that one the other night.

Asparagus & Spinach Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

Asparagus & Spinach Soup – girlheartfood.com

Making soup is actually one of my favourite things to make.  Bit of this, bit of that and you have a meal.  I went off my head (aka a little crazy) and got too excited at all the produce at Costco and bought too much.  Usual.  What was I thinking buying 4 lbs of asparagus?  Seriously. Do you guys get like that?  When you walk into the grocery store and see all the fresh fruit and veggies, all the beautiful colours, and you don’t know where to start.  It’s like the sky opens up and it’s like ‘woah.’  I used to be like that with cosmetic stores. Um, yeah, who am I kidding? I still am.  Loves me some makeup 😉

I’m always up for having soup, especially when it’s super light, healthy and I can eat the entire pot without feeling I need to get on the treadmill for days.  Know what I’m saying? Because it’s so light, it’s not that you’re gonna ‘eat a busser’ anyway (as we sometimes say here in Newfoundland), ya know eat until it hurts, lol.  This is a good thing, especially since the Summer season will soon be knocking and you may want to sport that bathing suit or shorts. Honestly, though, for me Fall is my jam, like September/October weather.  Not too cold that you’re freezing, but cold enough that you can wear a cute scarf and light-ish jacket and don’t even get me started on pumpkin spice everything….anywho sidetracked…..

Asparagus & Spinach Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

Asparagus & Spinach Soup – girlheartfood.com

This Asparagus Spinach Soup itself is vegan, but if you want to amp it up with some pesto or some parm you totally can (but don’t forget that if you use certain garnishes, the meal won’t be vegan).  There’s some chili in here, too, to add just a little kiss of spice, which you know I love and a little splash of lemon juice to brighten the party.  It truly is a delicious and satisfying soup that makes for a nice light lunch or part of multi course meal.  Hello to entertaining friends!

Asparagus & Spinach Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

Asparagus & Spinach Soup – girlheartfood.com

Hopefully, the weather will turn half decently nice some time soon, otherwise I might pack everything up and move someplace warm, lol.  Right now, though, I’ll gladly live vicariously through food and dreaming of white sandy beaches.  Believe me, I have no problem with that ’cause girl loves to eat, or girl heart food 😉  Until next time, you guys, have a lovely week (wherever you may be) and chit chat soon 🙂

~D

Asparagus & Spinach Soup {vegan, gluten free & dairy free} - girlheartfood.com

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Asparagus & Spinach Soup
From girlheartfood.com, this vegan Asparagus & Spinach Soup is light, yet satisfying. It's bursting with flavour, has a kiss of chili and a splash of lemon juice to brighten the whole thing.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To a pot on the stovetop on medium low heat add olive oil. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. To onion, add garlic and chili and cook 1 minute.
  3. Add asparagus, salt and pepper to onion mixture and cook about 5 minutes.
  4. Add stock to pot, bring heat to low simmer, cover and cook about 5-10 minutes until asparagus is tender.
  5. Add spinach to pot, along with nutmeg and cook just until wilted about 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat.
  6. Using an immersion blender, blend until soup is smooth. Stir in lemon juice and serve. Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Asparagus & Spinach Soup

  1. demeter | beaming baker says:

    Dawn, I just need like one big, gigantic bowl of this Springtime goodness. The weather is being a real pain in my pumpkin spice buns, ya know? So I feel ya. Hehe. Love that you created a vegan soup! Plus, I get happy just looking at it. 🙂 Pinning!
    I am just the same with the 4lbs of asparagus. Imagine if you and I went grocery shopping together, it would be all over. Maybe they’d just hand us a huge pallet when we walked in. lol. Anyway, I hope you get to break in the BBQ soon. Fingers so crossed. 🙂 Have a great weekend Dawn! xoxo

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Oh my goodness, Demeter, that was so funny (pumpkin buns) 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thanks for the pin, girly! If they handed us a palette, everyone would think we ran a restaurant or something, lol. Either that, or we love to eat, which I know I do. Maybe a little too much! I hope we get to break the bbq in soon too. Rain or shine, that baby is coming out within the next week or two. Have a great weekend too!! xo

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh geez. I’ve put two BBQ’s together in my life…and that’s two too many. Those things come in about a zillion pieces. I swear it took me like 4 hours to put the last one together! But let’s talk soup and buying in bulk, shall we? I always buy in bulk. Sometimes on purpose. Sometimes on oops, why did I buy 15 pounds of potatoes? Great use of the asparagus in this one. This is most definitely a great spring soup! Nice to “meet” ya, Dawn!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I know, don’t they? Hubby usually puts the bbqs together; I wouldn’t know where to start! I just usually get to enjoy the end product, lol 🙂 Some bulk items we can get through (like oranges), but others not so much; then I wonder what I’m gonna do with it. Don’t like to waste anything, that’s for sure. Thanks so much, David, for stopping by and for the lovely comments. Very nice to ‘meet’ you too! Have a great weekend 🙂

  3. Tracy | Baking Mischief says:

    Oh man, I have been there with the Costco produce trap. I know in my head that one person cannot possibly eat 2 dozen nectarines before they go bad, but my heart makes me buy them every time. 😉

    This soup looks fantastic! I love that it’s vegan and am dying to give asparagus soup a try. Somehow I’ve gone my entire life without having soupified asparagus!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Totally there with ya! It just all looks so good and it’s hard to resist. I love your word ‘soupified.’ I had a little chuckle out of that one. It’s a great way to describe making soup of an ingredient, though, lol. Thanks for the lovely comments, Tracy!!

  4. Serena @ Serena's Kitchen says:

    Yum! That soup looks so good (and healthy!).I wouldn’t mind making some soup to get through the cold days (but I know spring’s around the corner… i hope!) … and I’m totally with you about going overboard with the “OMG.. MUST… BUY… EVERYTHING!” except for me it’s Bulk Barn. It looks like such a good deal until you realize you put 2kg of Reese’s Pieces in that little plastic bag LOL … Have a great week Dawn! 🙂
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thanks so much, Serena! Bulk Barn is pretty awesome, too. I usually go there around the holidays when I’m doing a bunch of baking. Oh, those Reese’s Pieces are so good, aren’t they? I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have any probably with having that much of them; they wouldn’t last too long, lol. Have a great week too girl 🙂

  5. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says:

    I’m definitely guilty of diving into a pile of veggies at the grocery or farmers market and needing a truck to get them all home! This soup looks like the perfect use of what you stocked up on! I hope the grill survives that crazy wind!
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  6. marcie says:

    I do get crazy and buy too much produce at times — all the colors and varieties get me into trouble! This soup is such a pretty color that screams spring, and it looks so creamy and delicious!

  7. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says:

    What a great, healthy soup! The weather here in April thus far as been equally unpredictable. Windy. Two days ago 50, yesterday 75, today 45, and a chance of snow next week. What is this? I thought March was supposed to be unpredictable!
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  8. Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says:

    Two of my favorite veggies in this soup! It’s so perfect for spring time when we’re doing that back-and-forth game between cold and warm days. Plus, it’s so light and fresh, which I’m all about this time of year! And um, yes, thanks for a recipe that I can tuck into bowl after bowl and not feel like a giant blob by the end of it!
    Hope you get less wind, more sun and a chance to try out your new BBQ soon 🙂 Cheers girl!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Hahaha….so true, Kathryn. Here’s to not feeling like a giant blob after eating 😉 I’m right there with ya….bring on the nice weather! I’d say nice weather or not, pretty soon that new bbq is coming out ’cause bbq and grilling is the best, isn’t it? Thanks for the lovely comments 🙂

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thanks Kathy! I know, so looking forward to using the bbq, that’s for sure! Won’t be long now 🙂 I like your thinking – staying inside with this soup sounds perfect 😉

  9. Amanda@craftycookingmama says:

    I just bought 3 pounds of asparagus today – I couldn’t help myself! First bunch of it got made tonight – my oldest daughter and I love it – everyone else, not so much. Ha – more for us! Turns out our chickens love asparagus ends – those chickies are in luck 🙂 Your asparagus spinach soup sounds (and looks) absolutely delicious. I’m thinking I’m gonna have to run out for spinach this week….

  10. Meghan | Fox and Briar says:

    Yum, this is such a springy soup! I totally buy the produce at costco and then sometimes end up wondering what I was thinking. I’ve gotten pretty good at knowing what we can eat before it goes bad and what we can’t. I actually have bought asparagus there TWICE this spring, and had no problem using it up though! (Might be the recipe testing that helped with that, ha!). Anyway, totally digging this spring soup, and your photos look great by the way! Pinning!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Costco is so great, though, isn’t it? The recipe testing would certainly help with using up your produce, that’s for sure! And I do love asparagus. I guess this time, it is got away from me where I had a bunch of other produce in the fridge. Oh well! Least I got a chance to make this delicious soup, right? It was a beautiful day when I took these photos, so I lucked out with some great natural light. Thanks so much for the comments, Meghan 🙂

  11. Amanda | Yum In Your Tum says:

    Oh this looks and sounds delicious! I just seen this on twitter and re-tweeted it. 🙂 I love that you made it have a little kick to it. I like my soups a little spicy! You are in Canada so I assume you are in the bad weather my mom called complaining about. Down here in Georgia is beautiful right now…don’t mean to rub it in, lol! I will happily enjoy soup on a hot day though! LOVE THIS!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thanks so much, Amanda! Appreciate that 🙂 I like my soups a little spicy too. We are supposed to get so much snow tonight/tomorrow. Can’t believe that it’s April and we are still getting snow. Unreal. I bet it is super warm in Georgia! So nice! Thanks so much for the comments, girl. Have a great week!

  12. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    It hasn’t been very Spring-like around here in NH lately either. Snowed yesterday and snowing today. Boooooooooooo! Freaking ridiculous BUT I do have fresh asparagus and spinach that I just bought at the grocery store. Gonna make this soup and the pesto on the side (cos that’s a genius idea) 🙂
    Can’t wait to see pics of the new grill in action!!! Woooohoooo!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Ugh, that sucks. Snow here tomorrow 🙁 Bring on the nice weather, right? Hope you like the recipe, Karrie! Love to hear if you try it. Stay tuned for some bbq pics in the coming months. Pizza on the bbq is an absolute favourite of mine!

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