Ramps belong to the same family as onions and garlic, and they look like miniature leeks. These pungent greens have a short spring season, so take advantage of them in a delicious soup. This recipe also features tender asparagus. The cooked veggies are pureed with chicken stock, yogurt, and fragrant spices. Top this velvety soup with a few sautéed asparagus tips, leeks, and mint. Smart Recipes, American Recipes, Dairy,Vegetables Recipes, Recipes Dairy,Vegetables American Creamy Asparagus Soup With Ramps Creamy Asparagus Soup With Ramps Recipe | RecipeSavants.com PT35M Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 Pounds Asparagus Stalks 0.25 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1 Pound Ramps 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter 0.25 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper 2 Cups Chicken Stock 1 Cup Greek Yogurt 0.33 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice 2 Tablespoons Fresh Mint Leaves In a large pan of salted boiling water, add asparagus tips over high heat and blanch for about 1 minute. With a slotted spoon, transfer the asparagus tips into the ice bath to chill. Drain well and with paper towels, pat dry. In the same pan of water, add asparagus stalks and cook for about 2 minutes. Transfer the asparagus stalks to the ice bath to chill. Reserve 8 ramps. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat and cook remaining ramps with salt and black pepper until tender and lightly browned, stirring frequently. In a blender, add asparagus stalks, cooked ramps, yogurt, broth, salt and pepper and pulse on high speed until smooth. While motor is running, slowly add olive oil until well combined. Through a fine mesh strainer, strain the mixture for a nice smooth texture. Transfer the mixture to a medium pan and simmer until heated completely, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat. In a large skillet, melt remaining butter and sauté reserved ramps and asparagus tips until lightly browned. Divide soup into serving bowls evenly and top with sautéed ramps, asparagus and mint. Drizzle with extra oil and serve.

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