This sweet pea and asparagus soup is the perfect food for spring.
Because spring is all about eating invigorating, fresh ingredients, and this sweet pea and asparagus soup has plenty of those.
But too many people turn straight to smoothies and raw salads to get their fix.
The problem is, raw and cold food can be really hard on your digestion.
Plus, the weather is still shifting in the spring.
Even if it feels as hot as summer one day, it could pour buckets and be frigid the next.
Although you can eat more cooling and crunchy ingredients as the trees start to bloom, make sure you keep yourself balanced and grounded, too.
And one of the best ways to do that is by eating fresh spring soups as much as you can.
This sweet pea and asparagus soup totally fits the bill.
It has all the freshness you want in spring while still being super-nutrient dense, comforting, and digestible.
Here’s how you make it:
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 large leek, green part set aside for broth, white part coarsely chopped
1 bunch green onions, green part set aside for broth, white part coarsely chopped
1 bunch asparagus, coarsely chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
2-3 cups sweet peas
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over high heat.
Add leek and green onion and cook for about 3 minutes. Then add asparagus and cook for about another 5 minutes, or until asparagus starts to soften.
Add garlic, sweet peas, sea salt and black pepper, and continue to cook over medium-high to high heat, stirring regularly until ingredients start to brown.
Then turn heat off and allow to cool before transferring vegetables to a blender (preferably a Vitamix, but you can also use an immersion blender if that’s what you have).
Add just enough filtered water to cover the vegetables and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add more water if you’d like a thinner soup.
Enjoy warm or at room temperature, and garnish with fresh herbs and/or sunflower seeds.
Now I’d love to hear from you!
What’s your favorite springtime food or recipe?
Leave a comment, I’d love to know!
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