Your Cart
Your Cart is Currently Empty

Spend $50+ and receive a 24 serv. Multi Collagen Protein Strawberry Lemonade FREE! No code needed. Shop Now

Home/Blog/Asparagus Soup with Lemon (and Gremolata)

Asparagus Soup with Lemon (and Gremolata)

By Holly Darnell, RD

April 23, 2024

Asparagus soup

Spring is the season for asparagus, as it’s one of the first green vegetables to make an appearance. Pick up a bunch at your local farmer’s market or grocery store, along with the other ingredients below, to make the healthiest yet tastiest soup on the block.

The most common asparagus soup uses cream (cream of asparagus soup), adding unnecessary dairy and sometimes too much fat for the average eater. Instead, the same creaminess is reached by using Yukon gold potatoes and Bone Broth Protein Chicken Soup, which also adds helpful protein.

Asparagus soup ingredients

Nutrition Facts

One bowl of this asparagus soup contains 273 calories, so perfect for a lunch soup alongside a sandwich or salad, or as a starter for dinner. It’s also a balanced macronutrient dish, with 28 grams of carbohydrates (7 grams of fiber next to just 6 grams of sugar), 6 grams of fat and 19 grams of protein.

This soup also contains just about every vitamin and mineral, including over 25 percent Daily Value* of the following:

  • Vitamin K: 63.7 mcg (71% DV)

  • Vitamin A: 1469 IU (63% DV)

  • Copper: 0.49 mg (54% DV)

  • Vitamin C: 32.5 mg (43% DV)

  • Manganese: 0.65 mg (36% DV)

  • Vitamin B6: 0.47 mg (36% DV)

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 0.38 mg (35% DV)

  • Phosphorus: 193 mg (28% DV)

  • Folate: 103 mcg (26% DV)

  • Vitamin B3: 3.5 mg (25% DV)

*Daily Value: Percentages are based on a diet of 2,000 calories a day.

How to Make Asparagus Soup

First, make up the chicken broth. In a medium stockpot, add three scoops of Bone Broth Protein Chicken Soup and three cups water over medium heat. Whisk until fully combined and set aside. Bone Broth Protein adds protein along with support for your joints, skin and gut.

Next, do a little food prep. Chop the scallions, dice the four small Yukon potatoes, and mince the garlic cloves. Chop and trip the ends off the asparagus.

In another stockpot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add the scallions, sautéing for two minutes. Next add the potatoes, garlic, salt, pepper and chicken bone broth.

Allow all to come to a boil and then simmer on low heat for 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

Add in the asparagus to the pot and allow to cook for 10 more minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, about 5 minutes.

Asparagus soup directions

Transfer the soup to a blender and add in the frozen peas. Take the lemon and create the zest before juicing it. Add to the blender. Blend on high. Add in the basil and continue to blend until smooth and fully combined.

Next, optionally, make the gremolata, an Italian green sauce made of chopped parsley, lemon zest and garlic. In a small bowl, mix parsley, breadcrumbs and lemon zest. Sprinkle on top of soup. This asparagus soup will last for up to four days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze the soup in an airtight container for up to three months.

Other Healthy Soup Recipes

Recipe developed by Holly Darnell, RD. Holly is a registered dietitian nutritionist who unlocked self-love at the intersection of exceptional food and practical solutions for healthy living. She’s passionate about helping others make simple, positive lifestyle changes on their individual path to healing.

Asparagus Soup Recipe

Category

Soups, Starters

Servings

4

Time

45 min

Calories

273

Author

Holly Darnell, RD

Asparagus soup is one of Spring’s best, and the ingredients in this version will make it creamy without the cream! The flavor is sophisticated and delicious, plus this soup is loaded with nutrition (and even protein).

Ingredients
  • 3 scoops Bone Broth Protein Chicken Soup powder

  • 3 cups filtered water


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  • 2 tablespoons scallions, chopped (4 scallions) 


  • 4 small Yukon gold potatoes (about 1½ cups), diced


  • 6 garlic cloves, minced


  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • 1 bunch asparagus, chopped and ends trimmed (about 2 cups)


  • 1 cup frozen peas


  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (1 large lemon)


  • 1 cup basil leaves



Gremolata (optional) 


  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced


  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free panko breadcrumbs


  • lemon zest (1 lemon) 




Directions
  1. Make the chicken broth. In a medium stockpot, add 3 scoops Bone Broth Protein Chicken Soup powder and 3 cups water on medium heat. Whisk until fully combined and set aside.

  2. In a medium stockpot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add in scallions and cook for 2 minutes. Add in potatoes, garlic, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Allow to come to a boil and then simmer on low heat for 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

  3. Add in the asparagus to the pot and allow to cook for 10 more minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, about 5 minutes. Transfer the soup to a blender and add in the frozen peas, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Blend on high. Add in the basil and continue to blend until smooth and fully combined.

  4. Make the gremolata. In a small bowl, mix parsley, breadcrumbs and lemon zest. Sprinkle on top of soup.

Nutrition

One bowl (503 g) contains:

  • Calories: 273

  • Total Carbohydrates: 28.2 g

  • Fiber: 6.8 g

  • Sugar: 6.1 g

  • Total Fat: 5.5 g

  • Saturated Fat: 1 g

  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9 g

  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.9 g

  • Trans Fat: 0 g

  • Protein: 18.8 g

  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

  • Sodium: 392 mg (26% DV*)

  • Vitamin K: 63.7 mcg (71% DV)

  • Vitamin A: 1469 IU (63% DV)

  • Copper: 0.49 mg (54% DV)

  • Vitamin C: 32.5 mg (43% DV)

  • Manganese: 0.65 mg (36% DV)

  • Vitamin B6: 0.47 mg (36% DV)

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 0.38 mg (35% DV)

  • Phosphorus: 193 mg (28% DV)

  • Folate: 103 mcg (26% DV)

  • Vitamin B3: 3.5 mg (25% DV)

*Daily Value: Percentages are based on a diet of 2,000 calories a day.

asparagus soup
icon-subscribe-save
20% off your first month, 15% off moving forward
icon-free-shipping
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $49
30 day money back guarantee icon
30-DAY MONEY 
BACK GUARANTEE
Get $10 off your next order when you sign up for emails.