ffwD: Asparagus Soup


I’m back from Hawaii, and thank goodness I came back to an easy assignment! I’m still a bit jet-lagged and weary from the five hour time difference, so I barely had enough motivation to gather the necessary asparagus and leeks for this easy and tasty soup! Simple enough preparation though I may have dozed off for a minute during the leek and onion saute because they turned a little brown. Thus the “greenness” of the asparagus soup ended up lighter than intended. No worries, though. I just garnished with sour cream, bacon bits, and bits of sauteed asparagus for extra color.

This asparagus soup was made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

72 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Suzanne
    May 24, 2013 @ 07:58:55

    Welcome back and what delicious soup!

  2. SandraM
    May 24, 2013 @ 08:02:02

    Welcome back! Can’t wait to see more pics of Hawaii. What a great way to spend your birthday. The soup looks and sounds yummy.

  3. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    May 24, 2013 @ 08:07:21

    It came out great! And perfect light soup after such a great vacation!

  4. Mary
    May 24, 2013 @ 08:29:41

    Welcome home!! the soup looks gorgeous and I love your toppings. Whenever I make asparagus soup it looks so dull!
    Mary x

  5. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    May 24, 2013 @ 08:38:53

    I made a similar one and I know it’s delicious. Hope that your let lad will pass soon.

  6. Monica
    May 24, 2013 @ 08:49:36

    I’ve been wanting to say – that picture of Hawaii, with the ocean practically merging with the sky, was just beautiful. Hope you had a great trip and birthday. I admire your readiness to jump right back in the kitchen. : )

  7. Food,Photography & France
    May 24, 2013 @ 09:14:41

    Sounds like you had a good time in Hawaii.

  8. markd60
    May 24, 2013 @ 10:44:25

    Yummm! Looks good!

  9. jora
    May 24, 2013 @ 11:16:27

    I’m impressed you thought this was easy! I hate peeling asparagus. Nice presentation – I really like the garnishes.

  10. Promenade Claire
    May 24, 2013 @ 14:21:04

    so seasonal, and welcome home!

  11. Karen
    May 24, 2013 @ 14:34:13

    Welcome home…I hope your trip and birthday was memorable. Your soup looks great, especially with your toppings.

  12. gaaarp
    May 24, 2013 @ 16:04:40

    Your soup looks great! I loved this recipe and am sitting here eating my third bowl!

  13. Amy (Savory Moments)
    May 24, 2013 @ 16:32:29

    Welcome back – hope you have a wonderful trip!! Your soup looks lovely.

  14. Lola
    May 24, 2013 @ 16:40:03

    I had the same experience with my leek mixture only they didn’t just get a little brown! Hope your vacation was great.

  15. TrafficDiva
    May 24, 2013 @ 16:43:08

    Yes, indeed, WELCOME BACK!!! I can finally get my YummyChunklet fix!!!!
    =) Soup looks great and simply perfect for the colder weather in Chicago!!

  16. Edible Celebrations (@lavesta)
    May 24, 2013 @ 17:11:20

    Welcome back Yummy. I’m sure you had a fabulous birthday in Hawaii!!! I do hope you will be sharing some pictures:)

    Your soup looks so yummy. I just love asparagus anyway they are served. (even raw)

    Thanks for sharing…
    P.S. Drop by my blog if you get a chance. I’m back too!!!

  17. Hotly Spiced
    May 24, 2013 @ 17:50:47

    I bet you had a wonderful escape. I love asparagus soup. I would make it now (it’s cold enough here for soups) except that asparagus is not in season and therefore too expensive xx

  18. thespicylemongrass
    May 24, 2013 @ 20:18:01

    It was a simple recipe wasn’t it? I browned my onions a bit too much too. Your soup looks very colourful with all those bacon bits.

  19. rondamkisner
    May 24, 2013 @ 20:32:09

    Aloha! I missed Hawai’i for weeks after I was home. Asparagus soup is one of my husband’s favorites, I will have to try this one!

  20. andi winslow
    May 24, 2013 @ 21:21:25

    Hi and a Happy Birthday, Sure you enjoyed your vacation in Hawaii. Never have had your soup before and I have just learned to really like asparagus……………….Andi

  21. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen)
    May 24, 2013 @ 21:38:21

    Welcome back! Is it your B-day too? Happy Birthday and wishing you a relaxing weekend. This soup if the best one yet, even with jet lag your photo is great. Take Care, BAM

  22. Cakelaw
    May 24, 2013 @ 22:14:12

    I hope you had a great time in Hawaii, and happy belated birthday! This soup was just ok for me. I like how you jazzed yours up.

  23. kitchen flavours
    May 25, 2013 @ 09:34:56

    Welcome back, and hope you had a wonderful holiday in Hawaii!
    Your asparagus soup looks so vibrant and delicious! The bacon bits and sour cream looks so good with the soup!

  24. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
    May 25, 2013 @ 11:57:14

    That looks beautiful! Yes, flying east is so hard if you are not a morning person! Happy belated birthday!

  25. nana
    May 25, 2013 @ 17:53:49

    I like the way you topped off your soup, it looks beautiful. A belated Happy
    Birthday, happy you enjoyed your trip.

  26. betsy
    May 25, 2013 @ 19:06:42

    Your toppings look tasty. Welcome back from Hawaii.

  27. tracy
    May 25, 2013 @ 19:30:41

    I have never had asparagus soup. It looks delicious.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  28. Tammy
    May 26, 2013 @ 00:45:14

    Perfectly in season and such a beautiful combination.

  29. cquek
    May 26, 2013 @ 01:30:33

    this looks good, i love it.

  30. Three Well Beings
    May 26, 2013 @ 02:26:32

    I love asparagus soup! I’ve never made it, but maybe I should try! I hope you had a wonderful time in Hawaii. Of course you did! πŸ™‚

  31. Raymund
    May 26, 2013 @ 03:39:23

    That looks amazing! A crusty bread would be a good pair

  32. Melolimparfaite
    May 26, 2013 @ 08:39:00

    Hey girl ! I have to say I was expecting a few pics of Hawai (pleassseee) this dish looks liek a great idea!

  33. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:36:56

    I love that you garnished this with bacon πŸ™‚

  34. eatgreatbegreat
    May 26, 2013 @ 09:44:07

    This would be a perfect way to use the asparagus from my dad’s garden! Looks delicious!

  35. moderngirlnutrition
    May 26, 2013 @ 10:04:21

    Welcome back!! I love how light this soup looks- perfect for the summer. I need to work on my light soup skills- I can make a stew any day but somehow always have trouble with these ones. I think I know what I’m making for dinner tonight, now! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing

  36. Liz
    May 26, 2013 @ 15:54:24

    Welcome home! With our weather the past few days, I’d be wishing I was back in Hawaii! Your soup looks wonderful…love how the bacon contrasts so nicely with the greens of the asparagus.

    PS…thanks for your kind message. xo

  37. Inger Wilkerson
    May 26, 2013 @ 15:57:44

    Oooo, looks better than mine, which we were disappointed. May have to look up that recipe. Welcome home!

  38. sara
    May 26, 2013 @ 18:27:17

    Hope Hawaii was amazing! That soup certainly looks really tasty…love the spears on top! πŸ™‚

  39. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    May 26, 2013 @ 19:11:44

    Beautiful soup!

  40. Karen Xavier
    May 26, 2013 @ 23:52:28

    Hawaii looks amazing… so does this soup.

  41. Gloria
    May 27, 2013 @ 04:31:25

    I love aspargus!!! And it’s now time to eat some πŸ™‚

  42. dulceshome
    May 27, 2013 @ 11:27:25

    Oh my, your soup looks great. Mine turned out pretty good, but I’m looking forward to having some cold today too. I made home made corn muffins to go with mine.

    Hope you had a wonderful trip! I’m off to Hawaii in a few weeks – getting excited about getting back there (but to a new place!)

  43. Cher
    May 27, 2013 @ 13:47:14

    Hope you had a great vacation – I love Hawaii πŸ™‚
    Your soup looks great.

  44. mysfkitchen
    May 27, 2013 @ 15:26:51

    Wow! Just beautiful. I love asparagus soup πŸ˜€

  45. Amanda Chic
    May 27, 2013 @ 15:49:24


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  46. The Squishy Monster
    May 27, 2013 @ 20:11:37

    Ooh, this looks so luxurious…another great way to enjoy one of my fave veggies!

  47. rebeccasubbiah
    May 27, 2013 @ 23:00:06

    this soup looks so good and how cool that you went to Hawaii hope it was a fun trip

  48. Nilu A
    May 27, 2013 @ 23:57:44

    Asparagus is my favorite.. This looks delightful and an impressive appetizer.. I’m a new blogger… Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

  49. ashley
    May 28, 2013 @ 00:07:34

    I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii! I am so jealous. The first time i had asparagus soup was on a cruise ship and would love to try making it at home!

  50. Alice
    May 28, 2013 @ 02:07:10

    what an easy recipe to return from Hawaii to! πŸ™‚ I hope you had a great trip!

  51. dedy oktavianus pardede
    May 28, 2013 @ 07:08:24

    never made fresh green aspargus soup before…
    tempting to try
    we used to made from a canned white asparagus….

  52. Daniela
    May 28, 2013 @ 09:19:14

    Great to have you back,Yummy!
    I’m sure you had a wonderful time.
    Love the picture and the garnish of the asparagus soup, everything looks delicious.

  53. Lail | With A Spin
    May 28, 2013 @ 16:14:02

    Welcome back. Delicious soup.

  54. Mary Hirsch
    May 28, 2013 @ 16:57:20

    Now I have a chance to wish you a happy, happy birthday. I hope Hawaii was warm and wonderful. Good for you for making this week’s delicious asparagus soup. Yours looks about perfect. For me, it was a good way to welcome Spring to the Rockies at last.

  55. Shut Up & Cook
    May 28, 2013 @ 21:48:20

    A perfect re-entry dish…looks fabulous! Welcome back!

  56. Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger!
    May 29, 2013 @ 02:00:39

    Wish you many happy returns of the day! Looking forward for some awesome Hawaii pics! πŸ™‚
    The soup looks delicious!!! πŸ™‚
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  57. Natalie
    May 29, 2013 @ 07:40:14

    Such a great spring soup recipe!

  58. kitchen therapy
    May 29, 2013 @ 08:56:06

    You’ve brought back my happy memories of being in Hawaii last year! I hope you had a wonderful time!
    Your soup looks fantastic πŸ™‚

  59. Nancy/SpicieFoodie
    May 29, 2013 @ 15:22:52

    I love asparagus soup, both green and white. Yours looks mouthwatering!

  60. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    May 29, 2013 @ 16:10:53

    Love this soup and what a fantastic birthday you must have had!

  61. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    May 29, 2013 @ 16:51:26

    Asparagus soup is one of my favorites but I’d swap it for a Hawaiian birthday celebration. πŸ™‚

  62. Norma Chang
    May 29, 2013 @ 18:28:16

    Welcome back and Happy belated birthday.

  63. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    May 29, 2013 @ 21:32:35

    yum- wow my friend this is new to me not that i havent heard of it but never thought about actually doing it in my own home! Love it and happy late bday! Hope it was a great one

  64. Juliana
    May 29, 2013 @ 22:34:03

    Welcome back…hope you had a great time in Hawaii. The asparagus soup looks delicious, love how you decorated.
    Hope you are having a great week πŸ™‚

  65. Amelia
    May 29, 2013 @ 23:07:31

    Hi Yummy, welcome back. Hope you had a great holiday. Your comfort soup look appetizing and delicious. Very nice presentation.

  66. Katerina
    May 30, 2013 @ 01:03:08

    Welcome back! The soup looks like the perfect remedy for jet lag!

  67. Balvinder
    May 30, 2013 @ 09:31:37

    This colorful and healthy soup must have felt so refreshing after vacation.

  68. Jenn and Seth
    May 30, 2013 @ 12:47:27

    sounds wonderful!

  69. Beth
    May 30, 2013 @ 15:36:18

    Your soup looks wonderful. Hope you had a great time in Hawaii!

  70. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    May 30, 2013 @ 22:39:26

    Asparagus are everywhere.. yay! This soup is the perfect recipe for fresh asparagus!

  71. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    May 31, 2013 @ 00:44:13

    I LOVE asparagus soup. πŸ™‚ Welcome back! Hope you had a nice birthday celebration in Hawaii!

  72. ambrosiana
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 10:35:20

    Delicious soup and very nice presentation!

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