Split Asparagus Soup

Split Asparagus Soup is a hat-tip to the split pea soup we enjoyed growing up. Our paleo remake substitutes asparagus for peas, and makes use of a pressure cooker to get you amazing soup in no time. This past year we picked up an Instant Pot when it was on sale. We had heard great things from friends and bloggers alike, and decided it was time for us to make the investment as well. The Instant Pot is a “7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker—Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer.” If you’re missing just one of these items in  your kitchen, or would like to replace 4 or 5 for one master machine, this is your ticket to efficiency.

We first experimented with this recipe on the stove top, and it was a 3-hour project with fantastic results. Remaking it with our Instant Pot reduced the time by 2 hours! We’ll be using this gadget rather often on busy days. Be sure to give this recipe a try and let us know how you like it.

This paleo recipe is a must have in your cache for when you have a ham bone—that’s how we were inspired! Most folks today throw this awesome, nutrient dense resource out after their ham dinner; but now you’ll be the wise person going home with the prize.

If you’re looking for more excuses to put your hands on the Instant Pot, check out these more than 50 recipes:

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Split Asparagus Soup Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Ingredients
2 lb asparagus, split (i.e. chopped in half)
3 Tbsp ghee
5 cloves garlic, pressed
1 white onion, diced
1 ham bone (or 1 C diced ham)
4 C chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste

Method

Set your Instant Pot to sauté, and melt your ghee.

Add diced onions, and cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until the onion starts to brown.

Add in pressed garlic, ham bone, and broth, and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Place in your thyme and asparagus and seal the Instant Pot. Set to Soup setting for 45 minutes.

Allow to vent (the smell is amazing!!), blend with a food processor, and serve!

Split Asparagus Soup Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

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Split Asparagus Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
2 lb asparagus, split (i.e. chopped in half)
3 Tbsp ghee
5 cloves garlic, pressed
1 white onion, diced
1 ham bone (or 1 C diced ham)
4 C chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste

Method

1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté, and melt your ghee.

2. Add diced onions, and cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until the onion starts to brown.

3. Add in pressed garlic, ham bone, and broth, and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

4. Place in your thyme and asparagus and seal the Instant Pot. Set to Soup setting and adjust the time to 45 minutes.

5. Allow to vent, blend with a food processor, and serve!

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