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Instant Pot Asparagus Soup {Vegan}

by Sophie

Instant pot asparagus soup is creamy, smooth and delicious. Perfect as a starter for any meal or as a healthy soup to begin your four-course meal. And, this instant pot vegan asparagus soup is low carb too.

Instant Pot Creamy Asparagus Soup

I was introduced to asparagus soup recently. A friend who invited us for a dinner served this amazing soup right before an elaborate Indian meal. My curious eyes caught the glimpse of how she made this soup by simply blending some gorgeously blanched asparagus with some secret ingredients and serving it with a dash of black pepper.

Asparagus soup creamy and Instant pot style

If you are like me and love food that looks green, then you know how appetizing this soup may look. And when the first spoonful of soup hit my palate, there was a very comforting flavor. Creamy, not so overpowering, very asparagus-like and light, a mild hint of pepper. In short, the soup has a balanced hint of flavors.

Yummy asparagus soup

I really couldn’t stop asking for the recipe and she was generous to share her’s. The next day, I made the soup but with slight changes and without any dairy. Result: a bowl of awesomeness yet without any dairy and still low carb.

Yum Instant Pot Asparagus soup

Making this in instant pot is an optional choice. But I strongly recommend instant pot cooking as your asparagus will cook evenly and without being mushy. Enjoy them with some garlic-infused olive oil and sautéed asparagus. However, that’s an optional step. If you are strict about your oil-free, WfPB diet, then just skip the oil and the soup is still super tasty.

Creamy IP Asparagus soup

Tips to restore the green hue in asparagus:

Best ways to cook asparagus in the instant pot
  • Steam cook just for a minute
  • Use ice water to soak the asparagus after steaming
  • Do not wait for natural pressure release
  • Insert the steamer basket after the water comes to a boil

How To Make Instant Pot Asparagus Soup?

How to make instant pot asparagus soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches of asparagus (cleaned, trimmed and scales removed)
  • 2 pods of garlic chopped into big pieces
  • 6-9 black peppercorns,
  • 1 tbsp vegetable broth base (better than bouillon)
  • salt to taste,
  • 1 can coconut milk

Method of Making Instant Pot Asparagus Soup:


Wash, clean and steam:

Steaming asparagus
  • Remove the ends of the asparagus and wash them.
  • Take a small knife and remove the scales. These may add a gritty texture to the soup.
  • Now add two cups of water to the instant pot and bring it to a boil in the sauté mode.
  • Place the trivet and add the Asparagus in a steamer basket.
  • Change the mode to steam and set the timer for 1-minute.

Make Instant Pot Asparagus soup:

Blending asparagus soup
  • After a minute, open the lid with a quick pressure release.
  • Transfer the asparagus to a large bowl filled with water and ice cubes.
  • This step will help restore the green color of these vegetables.
  • Transfer the asparagus to a blender jar and add the broth base, salt, pepper, and coconut milk.
  • Blend well till the mixture becomes smooth, creamy and thick.
  • Usually, a high-speed blender heats the soup while blending. But if you want, you can just heat the blended soup in a saucepan before serving.

Add garlic oil:

Asparagus soup made in instant pot
  • In a small pan, add 2 tbsp of oil.
  • When the oil is just warm, add garlic pieces and allow it to infuse in the oil.
  • Wait till the garlic looks nicely brown.
  • Switch off the stove and use this garlic oil as a topping for your soup.
  • Serve with bread or any side of your choice.
A spoonful of instant pot asparagus soup

Notes/Suggestions:

  • If you don’t want coconut milk, add cashew milk or cashew cream for a vegan version.
  • Another alternative to coconut milk is dairy cream which also works wonderfully in this recipe.
Asparagus soup made in instant pot

Instant Pot Asparagus Soup

Instant pot asparagus soup is creamy, smooth and delicious. Perfect as a starter for any meal or as a heathy soup to begin your four-course meal. And, this instant pot vegan asparagus soup is low carb too.
4.67 from 6 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asparagus soup, Instant Pot Asparagus soup, Keto soup, Vegan Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
5 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 75.9kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $6

Equipment

  • Instant pot

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of asparagus cleaned, trimmed and scales removed
  • 2 pods of garlic chopped into big pieces
  • 6-9 black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp vegetable broth base better than bouillon
  • salt to taste
  • 1 can coconut milk

Instructions

Wash, Clean and Steam

  • Remove the ends of the asparagus and wash them.
  • Take a small knife and remove the scales. These may add a gritty texture to the soup.
  • Now add two cups of water to the instant pot and bring it to a boil in the sauté mode.
  • Place the trivet and add the Asparagus in a steamer basket.
  • Change the mode to steam and set the timer for 1-minute.

Make Soup

  • After a minute, open the lid followed by a quick pressure release.
  • Transfer the asparagus to a large bowl filled with water and ice cubes.
  • This step will help restore the green color of these vegetables.
  • Transfer the asparagus to a blender jar and add the broth base, salt, pepper and coconut milk.
  • Blend well till the mixture becomes smooth, creamy and thick.
  • Usually, a high-speed blender heats the soup while blending. But if you want, you can just heat the blended soup in a saucepan before serving.

Add Garlic Oil

  • In a small pan, add 2 tbsp of oil.
  • When the oil is just warm, add garlic pieces and allow it to infuse in the oil.
  • Wait till the garlic looks nicely brown.
  • Switch off the stove and use this garlic oil as a topping for your soup.
  • Serve with bread or any side of your choice.
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Notes

  • If you don’t want coconut milk, add cashew milk or cashew cream for a vegan version.
  • Another alternative to coconut milk is dairy cream which also works wonderfully with this recipe.
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Nutrition

Serving: 238g | Calories: 75.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2.7g | Calcium: 39mg
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Instant pot asparagus soup with garlic oil

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5 comments

Carrie Robinson February 28, 2020 - 2:58 pm

5 stars
This just screams springtime! Love that you made this in the instant pot. 🙂

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Danielle February 28, 2020 - 3:12 pm

5 stars
I just love how creamy and delicious this soup is. Can’t wait to make a big bowl of it this weekend and enjoy it like it is nobody’s business! 🙂

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Erika February 28, 2020 - 3:32 pm

5 stars
Asparagus soup sounds amazing! I love that it’s made in the IP too.

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Joanie February 28, 2020 - 4:29 pm

5 stars
My husband and I love to eat soups year round and this soup recipe is now added to our soup rotation. Beautiful in color and so incredibly delicious too.

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Kushigalu February 28, 2020 - 4:57 pm

5 stars
Never tried asparagus soup earlier. Sounds fantastic. I will give this a try soon

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