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Friday, February 17, 2012

Skinny Cream Of Asparagus Soup

In an attempt to be healthier, my mind has been spinning on ways to be satisfied with the meals I prepare and not sacrifice flavor.  I found a recipe on Girl Growing Small that I thought looked promising.  I ended up adjusting it more to my palette and I'm very happy with the results!  It was super quick and easy!  And the best part?  My little family liked it too, which is a HUGE bonus!

2 bunches asparagus, woody ends cut off
1 medium white onion, chopped
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
salt, pepper and cayenne to your tastes

Throw your chopped onion into a small saute pan with a pat(around 1 TBS) of butter.  Caramelize the onion over medium heat stirring frequently until onions are tender.  In a large stock pot bring roughly 5 cups of water to a boil.  Add the asparagus and boil for 5 minutes.  Once asparagus is tender, measure out 1 cup of the cooking water and pour into the pitcher of your blender along with the cooked asparagus and caramelized onion.  Blend until smooth.  Pour the blended mixture back into the empty stock pot, add the greek yogurt and chicken stock.  Stir well over medium heat until warmed through.  Add salt, pepper and cayenne to your tastes.  Enjoy!

Original recipe from Girl Growing Small
Modified By Kara
Image By Kara 


martanna said...

I can't believe this has so few ingredients! The taste was so perfect! Fabulous job on the modifications!
You wouldn't think that this soup could have so much flavor, but it definitely does!

Briana said...

Yum! I'm excited to put Greek yogurt into other recipes.

Kar said...

Thanks Gals!!!!

kjirsten said...

OOooooooo . . . can't wait to try this!! I love that fact that it has just a few ingredients. I'm trying to be healthier too (post-baby body ;), so keep sharing your favorites! Love you Kar :)

Kar said...

Thanks Kjirst! You'll like it! And yes I'll keep the healthy recipes coming! I'm on a mission to lose baby weight as well!;)