Keto Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup is a delicious comforting soup that can be served either hot or cold, so it is perfect for enjoying all year round!
Hot tip: Reserve a few asparagus tips for garnish prior to cooking.
For a vegan variation, substitute olive oil for butter and full-fat coconut milk for the heavy cream.
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- 2 T. unsalted butter
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 c. chicken or vegetable broth, preferably organic
- 2 lbs. asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into chunks
- 1 whole bay leaf
- 1 c. heavy cream
1. Select the “Sauté” function on the Instant Pot® and add butter once hot. Add onion and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions develop a bit of color and soften, approximately 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
2. Pour in broth and deglaze the bottom of the pot, gently scraping up any brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon in the process. Turn unit off.
3. Add asparagus and bay leaf, and stir to combine. Add lid and lock into place. Position the vent to “Sealing” and set the “Manual” setting to 5 minutes.
4. When cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10
minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure. Remove lid and discard bay leaf.
5. To prevent curdling, temper the heavy cream by adding a small amount of the hot liquid to it before stirring it directly into the pot. Stir to combine.
6. Carefully transfer asparagus mixture to a food processor or high-powered blender and process until smooth. To serve, transfer hot or chilled soup to individual bowls and garnish with a few drops of heavy cream and a couple reserved asparagus tips, if desired. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246
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