You’ll love this seasonal soup ~ fresh, local asparagus is now hitting the markets. See too my favorite Asparagus Recipes for Inspiration and Healthy Meals!
This Vegan and Dairy-Free Soup is made with healthy ingredients – the secret is some soaked raw cashews – it blends into a luscious texture.
The Cashew Crema is made in seconds (after the nuts are soaked) – I like to add some curry powder so some for visual interest and and added note of flavor.
Some Inspirational Well-Tested Asparagus Recipes:
Spring Asparagus Spears are cooked in Parchment Paper with Lemon Rind, Garlic, Tarragon and Butter ~ an easy method with delicious results! Open the packet of perfectly cooked asparagus with a buttery & zesty sauce baked in – and toss with pasta
The perfect restaurant quality Spring Salad! Choose fat asparagus and cook indoors in a grill pan – or outdoors in warmer weather. What makes a restaurant salad so special? – – layering the multitude of ingredients.
This delicious warm dip is a perfect appetizer for game day! Asparagus replaces artichokes for a flavor-twist. A bevy of vegetables keeps the fat content at bay. Class-up the traditional spinach–artichoke dip by swapping in asparagus – a favorite superfood.
Spring Asparagus teams with Black Beans, Goat Cheese and Sautéed Apples inside these Corn Tortilla Taquitos. Serve them with a Tomatillo Salsa Verde for ultimate meal or appetizer! Taquitos are rolled corn tortillas with a savory filling, here with a tempting Vegetarian interior. They are cooked in a little oil, not fried, and finished in the oven until perfectly crisp.
Middle Eastern Za’atar is a delightful zesty-herbal mix made even more special and pungent with Fresh Thyme and Fresh Oregano. Baste it on my Vegetable & Halloumi Cheese Skewers, and Grilled Halibut with Garden Tomatoes.
This recipe is a pure celebration of Spring! Spring “sides” here are Mashed Jerusalem Artichokes and Charred Asparagus.
Enjoy the flavors of Spring!
Spring Asparagus Soup – Vegan – with Cashew Crema Swirl
Spring Asparagus Cooked in Parchment Over Pasta
Spring Grilled Asparagus Salad ~ Blood Orange Buttermilk Dressing
Warm Asparagus and Spinach Dip – Lightened Up
Asparagus, Apple, Black Bean and Goat Cheese Taquitos
Za’atar Seasoning Mix with Fresh Thyme and Oregano & Grilled Skewers of Halloumi Cheese, Fresh Spring Asparagus and Scallions
Scallops with Home Made Rhubarb Vinegar Butter Sauce – Mashed Jerusalem Artichokes and Charred Asparagus