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Vitamix Cream of Asparagus Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds (680 g) asparagus spears, cooked (reserve one cup pieces for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) half and half OR a few raw cashews or raw macadamias
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Place asparagus and vegetable broth into your Vitamix container and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for up to 6 minutes or until the soup is piping hot.
  5. Reduce the speed to Variable 4 and pour the cream through the lid opening. To make this vegan you could use soy milk or almond milk OR place a few raw cashews or raw macadamias, then place the lid back on and blend on high for about 30 seconds until smooth and creamy. 
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately over reserved asparagus pieces.

*This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200. If you are using a different Vitamix machine, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed and/or processing time.
**This video is an official Vitamix video. Published here with permission from Vitamix.

Do you use cooked or raw asparagus?
Thanks!

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The asparagus has been lightly cooked. Asparagus only needs to be blanched for a couple of minutes at the very most. This will give you the best flavour. ENJOY! This recipe is so simple and so tasty :)

Can you substitute any vegetable for the Asparagus?

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You CAN use any cooked vegetables to make all kinds of delicious easy soups in minutes in the Vitamix. It is just AMAZING.

Hey there, I just found your site. Just purchased a Vitamix so you are a godsend. Going to make this soup.

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Hey Cammy! Welcome to the Vitamix Club! You are going to LOVE that machine! You have come to the right place. I LIVE with my Vitamix and have TONS of fabulous recipes! ENJOY :)

Hi Cammy,

I just bought a VitaMix and I’m looking for recipes to make. The demo man at Costco talked me into buying the new 6300 blender but I’ve noticed all the recipes have directions for the 5200 series I’m hoping I didn’t make a mistake buying the 6300. I recently lost 40 lbs and I’m hoping the vitamix will help me make low calorie soups, smoothies and treats that are tasty and healthy. Thanks for having this site.

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Sorry my message should have been addressed to Blender Girl, not Cammy.

Hey Nanette.
Don’t worry. You are ALL good to go!
Any Vitamix machine is wonderful, and will assist you in achieving optimum health. You can make any of the recipes on this site with any Vitamix machine. The only reason that some of the recipes specify the Vitamix 5200 is that the shape of the carriage and blade construction can be slightly different, and some machines have pre-programmed settings and some do not etc. You may need to process on a slightly different speed and for a different length of time with another model machine to achieve the same results. This is particularly true with the soups. You may to process for shorter of longer time in order to bring to a boil. It is best to adopt an intuitive approach with the recipes, and the more you use the machine, the more familiar you will become with it and it’s potential. It doesn’t long to get really confident. But you will still have success. I hope this helps. Enjoy your fabulous new machine!
Happy New Year :)

Do I need to use cream for thsi soup?  I am a little confused when you say “Reduce the speed to Variable 4 and pour the cream through the lid opening”

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SORRY for the confusion Kelly. This is a branded video filmed for the Vitamix website. The original recipe used cream. I veganize it by throwing about 1/4 cup of raw macadamias, cashews or almonds at the end, and then blending on high until rich and creamy. DELICIOUS! I am allergic to dairy, and this is a fabulous tweak. Enjoy :)

KILLER!!!!  I tossed in a few almonds because I did not have cashews and used evap. milk cause I did not have half and half and ok, I confess I used chicken stock because I did not have vegetable stock.  Hey, I’m all about using what’s in the fridge.  It ROCKED the house.

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LOL! Love it. Make it your own with what you have and enjoy. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing your blend :)

This is amazing. I lightly roasted my asparagus instead of blanching, and my end seasoning was a bit of Bragg’s Organic Sprinkle herb mixture. Mine was made vegan with raw cashews. Absolutely delicious. Hubby does’t like asparagus…more for this piggy!

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LOL! I LOVE it. Your blend of this soup sounds DELICIOUS! Thankyou so much for taking the time to share your experience. Oink Oink!

I was using my grill the other night, so while I was grilling our dinner, I threw the asparagus on the grill and the soup was delicious.  I think grilled asparagus has more flavor than steamed or boiled.  I didn’t use it until the next day and it was fine.  Love your recipes.

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Thankyou! YES! Grilled asparagus is magic in this soup, and I agree, it has so much more flavour. Delicious tweak :)

how do I modify this for the Vitamix TurboBlend two speed?  don’t want to burn out the motor!

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I am pretty sure you can blend on high until hot. However, just to be sure, I would contact Vitamix customer service. This is their recipe.

Which series of Vitamix are you using?

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I own the 5200, 750 and S30. I still really love the base 5200 model. It handles small and large quantities equally, and is so easy.

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