It’s no secret that I love chèvre (goat cheese). I’m always looking for ways to sneak goat cheese into my recipes…whether it be in a salad, a sauce or a soup. It’s even the “secret” ingredient to my mashed potatoes. Yum!
The other night I was trying to decide what to make for supper. I didn’t really want to cook a whole lot, but I didn’t want to eat out. I looked in the fridge and saw the beautiful asparagus I purchased at the farmer’s market last Saturday. I wanted something vegetarian…and I wanted to make it a main-course.
Soup was the perfect (delicious) solution!
I accompanied the soup with some black garlic toasts.
To make the toasts, I simply sliced a baguette. I chopped some black garlic and mixed it with some goat’s butter.
I melted the mixture and brushed it over the slices and laid them on a baking sheet–lined with parchment paper. Then I popped the baguette slices in my oven that was set to broil. I let them bake until they became golden and crispy—and delicious!
The soup was equally simple to prepare, and only took about 15 minutes.
I simply sauteed shallots, asparagus and tarragon in some butter. Then I added some goat cheese and veggie stock and blended everything until it was smooth. I added a little dairy…and it was done!
Easy…and so, so good!
**note: sorry, I forgot to link the recipe to the printer icon. It’s all fixed now!**
This soup would be super easy to freeze as well. Just be sure to leave out the milk and half&half before freezing. Once you’re ready to use it, allow it to thaw and then add the dairy at that point.
Great post! Love the color of the soup!
It was a beautiful green color. The color showed up pretty good in the photos, but I think it was actually prettier in person!
yummy! that looks so good!
I adore goats cheese too. What a genuinely wonderful looking soup! Really good stuff this. I’m your newest follower 🙂
Thank you! I love your blog…been following for awhile. Your photographs (and food!) are so beautiful!
I swear I can SMELL the tarragon and garlic!
It was quite fragrant!
YUM! Too pretty to eat though!
Looks lovely and yummy!
Thank you! (it was) 🙂
I recently posted an asparagus soup recipe too….but love the idea of adding tarragon to it. Might even try that later tonight!
great minds think a like!!! 🙂 Yours looks delicious, too!
Mmmm, looks great! Asparagus season is a few months away for us in the Southern Hemisphere – do you think chèvre & brussels sprouts would work as well as this does?
I’m not sure, but you could give it a shot! I think if I were to make it with brussel sprouts, I’d roast the sprouts instead of sauteing them. It might help bring out some of the natural sweetness in the sprouts. Toss the roasted sprouts in with the shallots…and follow the rest of the directions.
I think it’d taste great!
Roasting them is a good idea, I’ll give it a go and report back…. 🙂
I love asparagus soup and garlic bread too, what could be better?
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Do you blacken the garlic in the oven? I’ve never seen it quite so black before. I’m impressed that this soup came together in only 15 minutes…making it a perfect weeknight meal.
I actually bought it from the farmers market. He told me that he grew the garlic himself and then fermented it for quite some time. I’m not sure how to do it myself.
Looks delicious and your photography is beautiful. Really enjoying following your blog and trying out your creations.
Thank you! I hope you continue to enjoy! 🙂
such a healthy recipe i must say….
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Must be delicious! And the goat cheese must give it a wonderful tasty note!
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