Ramp and Asparagus Soup
|May 19, 2014||Posted by Julz under 30 Minute Meals, Farmers Market Fresh, Soup, Uncategorized|
Food Trend: RAMPS!!! Ramps are early spring onions that are only available for 4 weeks starting in the end of April through the end of may. Their non-wilting leaves are similar to Leeks, and their stems are like a scallion. But the taste…it’s garlicky and oniony and my favorite spring produce.
Inspiration: During ramp season, I pretty much use them in some capacity for every meal I cook. (Plus I pickle the stems so I can enjoy them months after their season has ended). I usually use ramps as a sauce, marinade or vinaigrette, but this year, I wanted to make a soup!
Adaptation: If you are familiar with my cooking, specially my soups, I don’t use butter or cream, and I like my soups to be guilt free, and deceivingly healthy! So while most ramp soups use potato or cream to thicken the base, I used Asparagus to balance the flavor and low fat coconut milk to sweeten it up.
Note: There are no prep photos because this soup recipe is THAT easy! Also, if you don’t have a Vitamix, any blender or immersion blender will work.