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Asparagus And Basil Soup

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Yellow onion 1 Large, chopped
  Garlic cloves 2 Large, chopped
  Chicken stock 3⁄4 Quart
  Asparagus 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Carrot 1 , peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  Fresh basil leaves 4
  Dried tarragon 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Fresh parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), stemmed and chopped
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Dash
Directions

1) Saute the garlic and onions in garlic over a low flame for 20 minutes. Add the chicken stock and heat to boiling.
2) Cut the asparagus into fourths, reserving the tips. Place the pieces into the chicken stock. Add the carrots, basil, tarragon, parsley, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Simmer over a low flame, covered for 1 hour or until the vegetables are soft.
3) Remove the soup, let cool. Blend and strain until smooth.
4) Return the soup to the pan, add the asparagus tips, and simmer over a medium flame for 12 minutes or until the tips soften.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Interest: 
Healthy

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