Creamy Asparagus Soup with Lime Crème Fraîche

Brighten up asparagus soup with a drizzle of citrus-spiked crème fraîche.
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creamy asparagus soup with lime crème fraîche

Recipe by Jake Cohen

Start of Finish: 25 minutes

Servings: 5 cups


  • 2 tbsp. butter

  • 2 lb. asparagus, trimmed and chopped

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 3 cups chicken stock

  • 1 tsp. fresh lime zest plus 1 tbsp. juice

  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche

  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish


In large saucepan, melt butter over medium. Add asparagus and shallot. Cook, stirring often, until tender, 5 minutes. Add stock; bring to a simmer. In blender, puree asparagus mixture with lime juice; season. Divide among bowls. In bowl, whisk crème fraîche and lime zest; season. Top soup with lime crème fraîche and chives.