Cream of White Asparagus Soup

Cream of White Asparagus Soup

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Beautiful and thick this is a wholesome white asparagus soup with creme faiche. Serve with warm bread or toast.


Serves: 8 

  • 600g white asparagus
  • 100g butter
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 1/2 litres chicken stock
  • 100ml creme fraiche
  • 1 pinch chilli powder, to taste

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Peel tough stems of asparagus with a vegetable peeler. Cut into 3cm lengths.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Sauté the onion over low heat until tender. Add the asparagus and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the asparagus, mix well and cook over low heat.
  4. Pour the chicken stock over the asparagus, mix well with a wooden spoon then bring to the boil.
  5. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Blend the soup with a hand blender or in a blender or food processor. Pass the soup through a fine mesh sieve.
  7. Season with salt then add creme fraiche. Sprinkle with chilli powder and serve.


White asparagus can be found in speciality shops. If unavailable use green asparagus.

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