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Asparagus Gazpacho

One of spring season’s greatest gift is asparagus. I’ve been grilling, baking and steaming asparagus a whole lot – marinated or topped with the Essential Dressing.
Decadent – is how I would describe this Asparagus Gazpacho (chilled soup). It highlights luxurious creamy texture and fresh basil notes that dance on the tip of the nose. Garnish with pumpkin seeds, to get a bit of crunch – if you’re into that, like me.
Of course, there is another reason for my love of asparagus. Here’s why.

Nutrition / Benefit of asparagus breakdown

  • Vitamin K – key role in preventing blood clotting, builds strong bones, prevents heart disease
  • Folate – essential for expecting mothers
  • Copper – key mineral : growth of body, strong tissue, healthy blood volume, production of energy in cells
  • Vitamin B1 – produces energy, eye health, cardiovascular functions, brain health, develops myelin sheaths (myelin sheaths are protecting film over nerves)
  • Selenium – antioxidant
  • Vitamin B2 – prevents severe migraine attack
  • Vitamin C – protection against immune system deficiency
  • Vitamin E – antioxidant
  • Fiber – blood sugar control, heart health, skin health

I really enjoyed creating this nutritious Asparagus Gazpacho recipe for ya’ll. I was also pleasantly surprised when my two and a half year old niece gulped it down and asked for seconds. Score!

  • 20 spears of medium size asparagus, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 5 pieces of fresh basil
  • 1 tsb coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 ice cubes (add more if wanted extra chilled gazpacho)
  • 1 tsp himalaya salt
  • freshly ground pepper as you like
  • sliced green onion (for garnish)
  • pumpkin seeds (for garnish)
  1. On medium heat, saute garlic in coconut oil for 3 minutes.
  2. Add asparagus and lightly saute for 3 more minutes together.
  3. Toss into blender the following:  sauteed asparagus and garlic, coconut milk, water, fresh basil, ice cubes, himalaya salt, fresh ground pepper and blend and puree or until desired creamy consistency.
  4. Garnish with fresh basil, green onions, chives, or pumpkin seeds.
  5. Enjoy  :)

I hope you love this fresh spring recipe as much as I do or as much as my niece does! I would love to know how you’re loving it or how else you have garnished it with, in the comments below.
xo J