Adventures in Produce – Week 1

Asparagus Soup - CSA Week 1 DishCSA Week 1 Supplies

CSA Supplies Received:

Spring Onions

Dish: Asparagus Soup

Using the asparagus and the spring onions from this week’s haul, Kate put together the following dish.

Chef’s Note: This recipe comes from my grandmother. I’ve tried other recipes for this soup, but hers is the tastiest. However, like most things she makes, nothing is measured so it’s rather hard to try and write it down.

Olive Oil
1 small onion, diced (I used two of the spring onions, all of the white and some of the green)
1 large bunch of asparagus
Chicken broth (I probably used about 2 cups)
Small amount of light sour cream (I used about 4 oz.)
Salt, to taste
Fresh pepper, as garnish

  1. Coat a medium-sized saucepan with olive oil and heat it over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until soft and translucent.
  2. Meanwhile, trim and peel the asparagus (rather than discard the woody end, which is a complete waste of food, I use a vegetable peeler to scrape of the outer layer) and place in a vegetable steamer on the stove top. Steam until it is quite tender, but still a nice, bright green.
  3. Add the onions and asparagus to your blender and add some chicken broth. Blend until smooth, adding chicken broth as needed until you reach the desired texture.
  4. Add the blended mixture back into your saucepan and cook on medium heat until heated through. Add the sour cream and stir until worked throughout. Season with salt as desired.
  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish with fresh black pepper. Very tasty with pita chips.

Pat’s Recipe Rating

3.5 stars. Very Good.


Ironically, I started this as a photography project, but since Kate needed to use the produce to start dinner before I got home from work, the supplies picture is by her.

2 thoughts on “Adventures in Produce – Week 1

  1. Wow, I’m getting hungry just looking at that. Nice grouping of the supplies, Kate.

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