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Easy Creamy Vegan Asparagus Soup

Creamy vegan asparagus soup in a black bowl with asparagus spears on top.

This easy creamy vegan asparagus soup recipe combines potatoes, broth, spices, and plant milk for a satisfying, low-fat, and gluten-free bowl.

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 pound of fresh asparagus
  • 2 -3 medium potatoes (2 cups diced)
  • 1 medium onion chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 cups plant milk
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Prep the asparagus and potatoes. Cut off just the ends of the asparagus and dice the stalks into pieces about 2 inches long. Dice the potatoes into small cubes.
  2. Sauté the onions. In a medium soup pot, sauté the onions for about 5 minutes until they soften.
  3. Add spices and potatoes. Add the mustard powder, thyme, and potatoes. Mix to coat the potatoes and let them soften for a minute.
  4. Deglaze with vegetable broth. Stir in the vegetable broth and use it to clear the bottom of the pot.
  5. Simmer the soup. Add asparagus. Adjust the heat, so the ingredients are simmering. Cover and cook for 15 – 20 minutes until the potatoes and asparagus are tender.
  6. Puree the soup. Remove the pot from the heat and add the plant milk. Use an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a blender (this may require batches). Blend the soup until creamy.
  7. Taste and finish. Put the soup back on the heat. Taste and add salt and black pepper to taste. 

 

Notes

  • If you use thin-skinned potatoes, there is no need to peel them. White, baby or red potatoes work best. If using russets, peel before cubing them.
  • You can use a can of white beans as a potato substitute. Add them along with the asparagus.
  • To make this recipe when it isn't asparagus season, you can use frozen. Add a 16-ounce bag of frozen asparagus after the potatoes are tender. Reduce the vegetable broth to 3 cups. If necessary, add more after adding the plant milk and blending.

 

Keywords: vegan asparagus soup, creamy asparagus soup, low fat, gluten-free