Saturday, October 29, 2011

Asparagus soup with cheese tortellini




It is almost trick or treat time with scary jack o lanterns outside people’s homes and fall leaves still hanging on the trees showing vibrant colors, but the weather outside is nothing like fall. It is snowing in October with rain, sleet and snow the only thing I could think of was a nice warm cup of soup. Here is what I made today.
Fresh asparagus soup with cheese tortellini.





INGREDIENTS

About a pound of asparagus
1 medium sized potato chopped
1 onion chopped
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. pepper powder
2 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
¼ cup chopped sundried tomatoes
2-3 tbsp. ricotta cheese
1 tbsp. cream cheese (I used vegetable cream cheese)
2 cups cheese tortellini
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. olive oil




Boil water and cook the tortellini according to package direction (about 5-7 minutes). Drain the water and keep the tortellini in a bowl. Add some olive oil and salt to it.

In a separate pot heat the olive oil and cook onions until the edges start caramelizing. Add the chopped potatoes, cover and cook for a few minutes. Trim the hard ends of the asparagus and then chop the rest and add it to the pot, along with salt and curry powder. Add water or stock enough to cover all the asparagus and cook for about 10 minutes.  Remove from the stove, let it cool a bit, and then blend the soup adding the ricotta and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.

To serve, pour the soup in a bowl add a few tortellini in it. Garnish with chopped sun-dried tomato, crushed red pepper flakes and a little sour cream if desired.







13 comments:

  1. delicious looking soup lovely for this season

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  2. Wow, well you left the comment on my blog and here I am. What a nice place and wonderful recipe:)Thank you.

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  3. wow....love d healthy vibrant color...awesome preparation dear..;)

    Tasty Appetite

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  4. Wish one could swim and come out healthy after finishing the soup.

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  5. Wat a hearty and healthy soup..lovely!

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  6. Gorgeous tortellini-asparagus soup! What a wonderful idea-- Looks and sounds absolutely delicious :)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog--and for the sweet comment. Have a great week ahead!

    Aldy.

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  7. What a beautiful food stlying and photography. Definitely caught my attention first. I've been meaning to make asparagus soup for a long time but I've never had a chance (mostly because I was afraid my kids won't drink it and I might end up drinking crazy amount). But wow looking at this, I have to re-think about that. It looks so delicious~~~! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Sounds absolutely delicious. Beautiful food photography too - the colours come to life.

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  9. Thank you all for such encouraging comments!!

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  10. Love your props for the pics! nice touch!

    Amanda

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  11. A yummy delicious recipe.I should definitely try this.
    Tortellini recipes

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