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DIABETIC CREAMY ASPARAGUS SOUP RECIPE

THIS RECIPE SERVES 6

This diabetic friendly recipe for a creamy asparagus soup is easy to make and well worth the effort. I'm sure you'll agree once you taste it!

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups potatoes
½ pound fresh asparagus
½ cup onion
2 stalks celery
4 cups water
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup whole-wheat (whole-meal) flour
1½ cups fat-free milk
Lemon zest, to taste
Cracked black pepper, to taste

To make the SOUP

Peel and dice the potatoes
Cut the asparagus into ¼ inch [⅔cm]pieces
Chop the onion and celery

Combine the potatoes, asparagus, onions, celery and water in a large soup pot and place over high heat

Bring to a rolling boil.

Reduce the heat, until the mixture is just simmering.

Place lid on pot and simmer until the vegetables are tender, this will take about 15 minutes.

Stir in the butter.

Whisk the flour and milk together in a small bowl.

Pour the flour and milk mixture slowly into the soup pot, stirring constantly.

Increase the heat to medium high and continue to stir until the soup thickens, about 5 minutes.

Remove the soup from heat.

Season the creamy asparagus soup with lemon zest and cracked black pepper to taste.

Serve in 6 soup bowls, which have preferably been warmed.

Creamy Asparagus Soup serves 6 which equals 1½ cups

Nutritional Information for the ASPARAGUS SOUP

For individual servings

Calories 145;
Carbohydrate 23g
Protein 6g
Cholesterol 12mg
Sodium 71mg


Diabetic Exchanges 1 Starch; 2 Non-starchy vegetables

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