I've had asparagus soup several times, but it's never been topped with fresh croutons before. After one look at this savory soup, I've decided that my next asparagus purée will be topped with fresh croutons made from pain de mie and topped with pesto!
Spring is just around the corner, and I don't know about you, but I can't wait! I got so excited when I saw asparagus at my local grocery store that I instantly grabbed some. However, the weather here in San Francisco is pretty chilly, and instead of making a salad, I decided to use the asparagus in a brilliantly colored soup.
The simple recipe highlights the pure, clean flavor of asparagus. There's no cream, so it's a pretty thin and relatively healthy soup. The addition of red pepper flakes gives it just the right amount of heat. It's the perfect soup to serve at a St. Patrick's Day-themed dinner! Get the recipe and read more