Asparagus & Pea Soup

Asparagus and Pea Soup
1 bunch asparagus (about one pound)
2 cups snap peas (fresh or frozen)

1 bunch green onions, sliced thin
4 gloves garlic, skin removed
Sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

  • Clean and snap the ends off the asparagus.  Rinse well.
  • Bring a large pot filled with water to a boil over high heat.
  • Blanch asparagus until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and with a slotted spoon remove the asparagus.  Do not discard the cooking water.
  • Bring the water back to a boil, toss in the snap peas and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. 
  • Remove from the heat and remove the peas and garlic with a slotted spoon.
  • Reserve the cooking liquid.
  • Place pea mixture in the blender with the asparagus and puree until smooth.
  • You might need to add some of the cooking liquid to reach the consistency that you like.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve either hot or room temperatures.
  • Top with green onions and a dollop of sour cream.