This elegant soup is the perfect start to a holiday dinner in spring. asparagus and fresh tarragon are at their seasonal peak, and yield a beautiful pale green hue. For a lovely presentation, garnish the soup with whole tarragon leaves.

Atkins asparagus tarragon soup




  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and cook 5 minutes, until softened but not browned.
  3. Add broth, asparagus, celery, salt, pepper and half of the tarragon to the pot.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes, until asparagus is very tender.
  6. In a blender, purée soup in batches until smooth.
  7. Return to pot.
  8. Add nondairy creamer and remaining tarragon.
  9. Heat soup through over medium heat.
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