You know I love asparagus. It is possibly one of my all-time favorite vegetables this time of the year. Asparagus is such a little versatile and delicious fella. It is also incredibly nutritious, which makes the options of recipes not easier in terms of narrowing them down 🤣. But this Creamy Asparagus Soup is special.
Why is it special you might ask? Because this one is a “scrap” soup. This is your I am not wasting any resources on asparagus and I am also eliminating my food waste kind of soup. It is the I want to continue to enjoy asparagus after I had the real deal. That does not make it any less delicious. It just means that you get an incredibly “cheap” meal and you can drag out your asparagus experience 😉.
Next to a punch of flavor, which is absolutely delicious, this soup is also super creamy and easy to make. But it does not include an ounce of dairy, making it even more versatile and accessible to different kinds of dietary lifestyles. We devoured this soup in our house!!
Why Is Creamy Asparagus Soup Good For You?
I have spoken so much about asparagus, there are plenty of recipes on the blog that will tell you those highlights. I thought instead I would switch things up with this one and talk about food waste and why it might be a problem. First off, if food waste were a country it would be third biggest in terms of CO2 emissions. Unfortunately, this number is not largely driven by restaurants (as one might think), but rather from private households. Just by throwing away unused or spoilt food. This, in turn, also means that about 28% of the overall agricultural land essentially produces food that is simply thrown away.
How can we make sure to cut down on food waste? Well, this delicious soup can help 😉. Jokes aside though, there are a few things that are rather easy and can support both your wallet, as well as the planet. Go to the store prepared with what you want to cook for the week and buy only that. This ensures that you are not buying much more than necessarily needed. If you notice there is something you will not be able to eat or that is on the precipice of going off there are several options. (1) Move it from the counter top to the fridge in order to prolong its lifespan. This can be the case for both fruits and veggies. I use it mainly for avocados, bananas, and apples. (2) Move it from the fridge to the freezer. One of my friends actually gave me this tip the other day. She pre-cuts the veggies and throws them into the freezer for curries and stir fries. (3) Use and app or food sharing service for your area.
There are many, many more things you can do. I have written about it extensively in my posts:
- How to Store Fresh Food Properly
- Tips to Save on Rising Food Prices
- Top Tips for Preserving Food
- Practical Tips on How to Avoid Food Waste
How can I adjust this Creamy Asparagus Soup recipe to my dietary requirements?
This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Sadly, due to the potatoes used, it is not paleo friendly. Due to the cashews used, it is also not nut-free.
And there you have it for this week! I hope you enjoy this delicious Creamy Asparagus Soup as much as we did over here. As always, please let me know what you think by either commenting on the post below and/or rating the recipe. I love hearing from you! Happy soup-making 🥳.