Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saturday Recipe

Having picked up my lovage on Friday, I decided to make a Lovage and Asparagus soup. After lunch I went to exercise class, about time I did, and then came back and made the soup. I was going to make the Lovage and Pea Soup as well but it turned out I didn't have enough peas. I found this soup a tad salt but Matt didn't think so. The picture is of the soup, blended. I am now going to split it into two servings and freeze it. It actually looks a lot darker than this.

Asparagus and Lovage Soup Recipe

3 Tbs canola oil or extra light olive oil
½ cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups lovage leave, chopped plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
2 cups grilled or fresh asparagus, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
½ tsp paprika

1. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add canola oil when hot. Stir onion and garlic until fragrant and onion becomes translucent. Stir in lovage for 30 seconds before adding grilled asparagus and sea salt. Pour into a large pot and add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Let it cook on medium heat until asparagus is soft. About 15 minutes. Stir in paprika. Serve as is or use a  blender. Garnish with chopped lovage.

Servings: 4

Vegetarian option: substitute chicken broth with vegetable or mushroom broth.

Author: Pranee Khruasanit Halvorsen

Have a great day


  1. We had risotto with fresh asparagus and peas last night. My DIL said it was delicious. I thought of you, of course.

    1. Bet it was good. Where did you buy your asparagus Denise?

    2. A local grocer has Traverse City asparagus. They specialize in selling locally grown produce. A lot closer than driving to the farmer in the next city.

    3. Well if the grocer specialises in local grown produce that would make a difference Denise.

  2. I'm going to make the 'crispy asparagus fries' today!

    1. Yummy, I haven't made them yet JoJo, at least not this year. Bit lazy. Came across a similar recipe only using tortilla chips.