Lucky Green Asparagus Leek Soup!

Asparagus leek soup is the perfect way to enjoy St. Patrick's Day.

“Don’t pinch me…. Don’t pinch me!” On March 16th I go to bed wearing something green so I am never left to circumstance without a glimpse of green on my body once St. Patrick’s  Day is alive and well on the 17th. When I was a kid it was my biggest fear to be without a green article of clothing for the fear of being pinched during the Irish celebration. As I got older I just made sure to make everything green that day and I would be in the safety zone. That included my food.

As luck would have it at the end of the rainbow there is a Walmart. My Mom and I shopped for all good things this past weekend and as I cruised the produce section I found on the shelves sitting side by side a group of asparagus getting awfully close to a gang of leeks…. They had paired themselves.

Leeks and asparagus sitting side by side at Walmart.

I told my Mom wouldn’t those two greenies make the perfect asparagus leek soup for St. Patrick’s Day…. she responded by saying ” Don’t wonder about it, grab them and make me a bowl tonight.” I did, and we were so happy with the results. I even convinced my son to eat some by telling him this was the soup Yoda ate (he has a serious Star Wars fascination going on). He took one big gulp and gave me the thumbs up, then sat down at the table and ate a bowl. All of a sudden I was feeling lucky!

The star ingredients for asparagus leek soup

Ingredients for lucky green asparagus leek soup:

  • 4 – tablespoons of butter
  • 1 – leek (sliced)
  • 1 – bunch of asparagus (cut into 4′s)
  • 4 – cloves garlic
  • 3 – cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 – crema con sal
  • grilled cheese sandwich

Directions:

  1. In a large pot over a medium flame add in butter and allow it to melt.
  2. Add in sliced leeks and sauté for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add in asparagus and garlic cloves. Saute until asparagus turns bright green for about 5 minutes.asparagus and leeks saute in a pot to make soup.
  4. Add in vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Remove from flame and pour into a blender. Add in crema con sal.
  6. Blend until completely pureed.
  7. Serve with a grilled cheese sandwich.
  8. Enjoy!

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