Cream of asparagus-leek soup with Creme Fraiche

Cream of asparagus soup, where leeks are a relative of onions, scallions and shallots, topped with a dollop of creme fraiche, make this one of my favorite spring soups. The combination gives a wonderfully subtle taste and a creamy delicious finish.

Asparagus cream with the addition of leeks, a relative of onions, scallions and shallots, topped with a dollop of cream fraiche, makes this one of my favorite spring soups.Cream of asparagus-leek soup with Creme Fraiche

Keeping things green today in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day! Several of my favorite creamy soups are Dad's Cream Cauliflower Soup, Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup and Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup.

Asparagus cream with the addition of leeks, a relative of onions, scallions and shallots, topped with a dollop of cream fraiche, makes this one of my favorite spring soups.

My daughter Madison loves to help me in the kitchen, here I let her slip off the hard ends of asparagus – she's a professional!

The crème fraiche is a wonderful creamy addition to the soup that is slightly thinner than the crème fraiche and just compliments the flavors of the vegetables as well.

Varieties of creamy asparagus soup:

  • If sour cream is not available near you, you can swap it for sour cream or even Greek yogurt.
  • If you want to go without dairy you can of course leave it out, it will still taste wonderful. Enjoy!

Asparagus cream with the addition of leeks, a relative of onions, scallions and shallots, topped with a dollop of cream fraiche, makes this one of my favorite spring soups.Asparagus cream with the addition of leeks, a relative of onions, scallions and shallots, topped with a dollop of cream fraiche, makes this one of my favorite spring soups.

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Cream of asparagus-leek soup with Creme Fraiche

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Asparagus cream with the addition of leeks, a relative of onions, scallions and shallots, topped with a dollop of cream fraiche, makes this one of my favorite spring soups.

  • In a large heavy saucepan, melt better over medium-low heat.

  • Add leeks and cook occasionally, stirring until the leeks are soft, approx. 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.

  • Chop asparagus into 2-inch pieces.

  • Add to the pan with leeks.

  • Add the broth and bring to a boil.

  • Cover and cook approx. 20-25 minutes, or until asparagus is very tender.

  • Remove it from the heat and puree until smooth with a blender.

  • Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

  • To serve, divide into 5 bowls and spoon into 1 teaspoon of Creme Fraiche and chives for garnish.

Calories: 141 kcal, carbohydrates: 20 g, protein: 7 g, fat: 5 g, saturated fat: 1.5 g, cholesterol: 14 mg, sodium: 476 mg, fiber: 5 g, sugar: 4g

Blue Smart Points: 2

Green smart points: 1

Purple Smart Points: 1

Points +: 4

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