Garlicky White Bean & Asparagus Soup

Sometimes it snows in April. And sometimes it’s 17 degrees in April. And sometimes the trees aren’t even thinking of budding even though it’s April. 2018 is one of those times. But you know, why wait for the weather to comply? I am ready for Spring, and so bring on the asparagus! But make it hot and in a bowl because I can still see my breath outside.

One bite and your surroundings transform into springtime. Birds start singing, bunnies start hopping around, you know the drill. It’s a magical stalk and pureeing with white beans brings out the fresh flavor even more! This soup manages to be simple and also impressively elegant.

This recipe is for a new cookbook I’m working on of easy recipes, for January 2019! Photos by Vanessa Rees, styling by meeeee.