Er… Asparagus & Spinach Soup?

Its Saturday morning, the day before a big match afternoon game Liverpool. Its more for the Benefit of Arsenal fans I think, if we win of course but hey ho! The last thing on my mind was doing a soup with Asparagus in it. I Loved Gary Larson’s take on it, but its not my favourite.

Failed Marketing Ploys – ” I Cuss, You Cuss, We All Cuss for Asparagus…..”  


Spinach as well, what was I thinking of.  Probably this Larson cartoon as well.

Image result for gary larson cartoons spinach

Anyway this is what I came up with:

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 300 (75 –  calories per serving)


  • 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil (other types of oil will do)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of Asparagus (15 Spears or so), chopped (no woody ends)
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 tsp of basil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 chicken stockpots
  • Add hot water to (level 2 in the soupmaker the lower one)


  • Put all ingredients in the soup maker and set to smooth.
  • Alternatively put all of the ingredients into the pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minute’s or so, then blend when done until smooth.
  • For a thinner soup add more water, for a thicker soup add less water.
  • (Optional – serve with crusty bread or a bagel, don’t forget to add the calories for these if you have them).

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