Light asparagus soup with crispy prosciutto

During the season for fresh green asparagus this soup is a must in my home because it is prepared quickly with few easy steps and ingredients and it is very light. The crispy prosciutto is a salty addition, perfect with this kind of delicate soup.

Asparagus soup with crispy prosciutto

Easy and quick soup with green asparagus.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course first course
Cuisine gluten free
Servings 3 person(s)
Calories 123 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 spring onions
  • 0.25 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 very large potato or 2 medium
  • 1 bunch of green asparagus
  • 500 ml vegetable broth
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper or chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • few slices of italian prosciutto


Instructions: Light asparagus soup with crispy prosciutto

  • To create the crispy prosciutto lay some strips of this Italian ham on a baking pan. Turn on the grill in your oven and place the pan directly under the broiler for a few minutes or until the fat melts and the prosciutto is crispy and toasted. Take the pan out carefully and set aside until the ham cools down.
  • In a saucepan melt butter and oil. Add sliced garlic clove and 2 spring onions (only the white and light green parts). Cook on medium heat for a few minutes or until the onions are soft.
  • Add the peeled potatoes cut coarsely into wedges and cook all on high heat, stirring often, for few more minutes.
  • Now add the broth and asparagus previously cleaned (rinse and eliminate hard stems) and cut into smaller pieces. Add ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg, a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of chilli powder. Bring to a boil on high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer the soup until the potatoes are tender, for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Blend it all with the immersion blender or regular blender, taste and add salt if necessary. Serve hot with crispy prosciutto and a drizzle of olive oil.


The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 3personsCalories: 123kcal
Keyword asparagus, creamy soup, easy soup, quick soup, vegetable soup, vegetarian soup
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lot of love. B.

p.s. If you like easy an light soups check my Light zucchini and rosemary soup.

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