I love green asparagus! They are not just delicious, asparagus are packed with health benefits: Anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antioxidants, heart heath and blood sugar regulation, just to mention some. It is also, a very good source of fiber, minerals, vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6 and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
I could eat them just raw, but while living in Spain I learned how to grill them. Just 3-4 minutes in a warm pan with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and the result is a crunchy-grilled asparagus soooo delicious. The most simple way to cook and enjoy these seasonal wonderful greens. While enjoying asparagus season, I decided to make an easy tasty soup with just a few ingredients to storage in the freezer. Here I share my recipe. Enjoy it!
- 2 bunches of fresh green asparagus (about 2 pounds) washed and minced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
- a handful of raw cashews (optional, just to add protein!)
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 4-5 cups of water
In a medium saucepan heat the extra virgin olive oil into a medium heat.
Add the garlic and onion. Stir frying for a couple minutes and seasoning.
Then, add the asparagus and keep frying for a few minutes.
Add the water, cashews and simmer for 15 minutes approximately or until boiling.
Use a hand blender to make it creamy. Yummy!
Serve it warm and show your loved ones how much you care about them! Life is full of lovely and unrepeatable moments!