Asparagus & Leek Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP avocado oil, olive oil, or ghee
  • 2 cups chopped leeks, white and tender green parts
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 lbs asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup peeled and cubed sweet potato or other white-fleshed variety
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 ½ teas fine sea salt
  • ¼ teas freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the leeks and saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until the leeks are fragrant and softened. Add the garlic, asparagus, and potato and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Pour in the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the potatoes and asparagus are fork-tender.

Ladle the soup into a processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Return soup to stock pan and season with salt and pepper.
* Add a poached egg or crunchy pancetta to add another texture

Recipe by: Danielle Walker, Book “Against all Grain Celebrations”