Low-Calorie Cream of Asparagus Soup

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Dec. 13, 2011

Ingredients

Asparagus 2 Pound (Fresh)
Vegetable cooking spray 1
Reduced calorie margarine 1 Tablespoon
Minced onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped fresh parsley 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
All purpose flour
Chicken broth 2 1/4 Cup (36 tbs)
Skim milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Lemon juice 3 Teaspoon
White pepper To Taste

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Wash the asparagus, snap off the tough ends and remove the scales on the vegetable with a knife or a vegetable parer. Wash again.

2. In a large pan of boiling water, tip in the washed asparagus and cook for 6-8 minutes covered till crisp tender and cooked through. Drain immediately.

3. Cut off 2 inches from tops of asparagus and reserve; set the stalks aside.

MAKING

4. In a large skillet, spray in the cooking spray and add margarine. Place the pan over medium heat.

5. Add the onion, parsley, and coriander and saute over medium heat till tender. Reduce heat to low and then add flour to the pan to cook for a minute. Ensure that the dish is stirred to prevent lumps and burning.

6. Reduce heat to low and add the chicken broth while strring continuously for five minutes and remove from heat when thickened with no lumps.

7. Add the reserved asparagus stalks and pour this into the electric blender to blend till smooth

8. Pour this back into the saucepan and add milk and the reserved tips. Add lemon juice and pepper and cook again till hot through.

SERVING

9. Garnish with lemon slices and serve hot

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 99Calories from Fat 15

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 266 mg11.08%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet