Spring Asparagus Soup Recipe

Atkins Spring Asparagus Soup
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Easy
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  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ea fresh garlic cloves
  • 0 1/4 tsp ground coriander seed, 036800328211, organic
  • 0 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 0 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 316 g fresh asparagus
  • 2 ea fresh leeks
  • 6 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1 tsp table salt USDA
  • 2 cup fresh baby spinach


Ingredient note: 1 bunch asparagus, after being trimmed of woody ends, should weigh about 316 g.

  1. Prepare vegetables. Thinly slice garlic; trim and slice scallions, separating white and light green portion from dark green pieces; thinly slice lemon rind; snap off woody ends of asparagus and cut into 2-inch pieces; thoroughly wash leeks and slice white and light green sections into ½-inch rounds.
  2. Warm a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add oil, garlic, coriander, and pepper and sauté until garlic is softening, about 2 minutes. Add white and light green portions of scallion and lemon, cooking until garlic is browning, about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Pour bone broth into pot, increase temperature to medium high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium; add asparagus and leek, and cook until asparagus is tender, at least 5 minutes depending on thickness of asparagus. Stir in salt, then stir in spinach, cooking until wilted, about 30 seconds. Taste and add salt if desired. Divide into bowls, about 1 1/3 cups soup per serving, garnish each bowl with the dark green portion of sliced scallions and serve immediately.

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