Asparagus, Bacon and White Bean Soup

Asparagus, Bacon and White Bean Soup

  • 4 slices Bacon* or Smoked Turkey, chopped
  • 1 C Leaks or Onions, sliced or diced
  • 1 Carrot, small dice
  • 1 Celery, small dice
  • 1 C White Wine (Optional)
  • 1 qt. Chicken or Vegetable Stock or Water, low or no salt variety
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 lb. Asparagus, small dice
  • 1 can White Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • ½ Lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp. Salt and Pepper
  • Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the bacon to the pan, brown the bacon and then remove. Add the leeks or onions, celery and carrot to the pot and sweat over low heat. Add the white wine and reduce by half. Add the stock, beans and bay leaf then simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Add the asparagus and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Adjust the flavor by stirring in the sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh herbs and crispy bacon.

    *Feel free to not add bacon for a vegetarian option.

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