Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup + Virtual Vegan Potluck!


Greetings fellow foodies and food bloggers! Today is a special day in the vegan blogosphere… why? It's the 2014 Virtual Vegan Potluck! The Potluck is simply a good, old-fashioned blog circle, meaning that one blog links to the one before it and the one after it and so on – to create a chain of sorts – where all of the participating blogs are connected. Since it’s a potluck theme, the blogs go in order of the courses, starting with appetizers and ending with perhaps the most important course of all, desserts.

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This soup is yummo-fab! If you love asparagus and creamy lemony things, then this one should float your tastebuds boat.

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, chopped
  • 2 TBS Spike salt-free seasoning
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened, plant-based milk
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 4 pitted dates
  • chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Directions:
  1. Simmer asparagus, seasonings, lemon juice/zest and water in a soup pot until asparagus is tender. Don't overcook! You want to keep that bright green color.
  2. Blend the soup mixture in a high-powered blender with the milk, cashews, and dates until smooth.
  3. Garnish with fresh parsley.
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