Healthy Eating: Creamy asparagus soup | NHS

This soup is a tasty dairy-free version using soya milk. This recipe is helpful for people who may want to manage their diabetes by maintaining a healthy balanced diet.

Full recipe:

15g dairy-free spread
1 small onion, finely chopped
125g asparagus, chopped
25g plain flour
450ml vegetable stock
150ml soya milk
freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat the spread in a medium pan, add the onion and asparagus and fry for 2–3 minutes until everything begins to soften.
2. Add the flour and cook for a further minute.
3. Gradually, stir in the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes until the asparagus is cooked through, and reserve a couple of asparagus spears for serving.
4. Add the milk, bring to almost boiling point, then place in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
5. Season with plenty of black pepper and top with the asparagus spears. Serve with crusty bread or toast.

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Recipe kindly provided by Diabetes UK.

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