I received an eCopy of Robyn Webb’s upcoming cookbook, The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection and I will be receiving a hard copy of her book as well. As such, this is a sponsored post. Now let’s make some lemon asparagus soup!

Another comforting soup recipe is my brown butter cauliflower soup.

For ease of browsing, here are all of my soup recipes.

A soup bowl of creamy lemon asparagus soup garnished with asparagus tips.

The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection

Cover of cookbook. Text reads: The Perfect diabetes comfort food collection. 9 essential recipes you need to create 90 amazing complete meals. Author: Robyn Webb.
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Cookbook author, culinary instructor, and food editor for Diabetes Forecast Magazine Robyn Webb has long been helping people with diabetes eat more healthfully and deliciously. In her latest, (affiliate link) The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection, Robyn continues the trend of making deliciousness accessible to people on a restricted diet.

How does it work? Robyn considers 9 categories of comfort food–Burgers, Chicken, Lasagna, Meatloaf, Pasta and Sauce, Salad, Soup, Stir-Fry, and Tacos–shares a master recipe and then 9 variations of each for a total of 90 comforting dish encompassing everything from Tofu Meatloaf to Blackened Fish Tacos to Juicy Lamb Burgers to Tuscan Bean Soup. I have long been a proponent of teaching technique over recipe, and with this book you get the best of both worlds: solid techniques and 9 recipe variations that help you hone your skills so you can later come up with your own unique creations. Wonderful!

For this blog tour, we were allowed to choose one recipe from Robyn’s book to print, and of course I zeroed right in on the lemon asparagus soup. I do love me some asparagus! The soup is really easy to make, is a gorgeous color, and you can garnish it in all sorts of ways. The original recipe called for lemon zest and pistachios, but I went with lemon zest, a bit of half and half, black pepper and steamed asparagus tips. I’m pretty sure bacon wouldn’t mind being invited to the party, although I’m not sure that would make it be quite as healthy. Sometimes, if possible, allowances must be made for bacon!

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Lemon Asparagus Soup

One serving of lemon asparagus soup.
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Reprinted from (affiliate link) The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection by Robyn Webb, MS, published by American Diabetes Association/October 2016

Lemon Asparagus Soup

Jennifer Field
Asparagus has an assertive flavor, but it’s nicely tempered in this lemon asparagus soup. Potatoes and asparagus work well together and they make a perfect pair. When buying asparagus, settle on stalks that are medium in width. If the stalks are a little too thick-stemmed, peel them. Otherwise, the stems are quite tasty, so leave them in the soup. Although you can find asparagus year round, I’d wait until spring to make this, when asparagus are young and sweet.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small leek bottom portion only, washed and chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 pounds asparagus stems trimmed, sliced into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 large russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 6 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • ½ cup half and half
  • grated zest of 1 fresh lemon
  • ¼ cup toasted chopped pistachio nuts


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the leek, onion, and garlic and sauté for about 7–9 minutes until vegetables are so¨. Add in the asparagus, potatoes, and broth. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to medium and cook, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 15–17 minutes.
  • Ladle the soup into a food processor or blender and process until the soup is smooth, working in batches if necessary. Return the soup to the saucepan and add in the lemon pepper seasoning and half and half. Heat through for 1 minute.
  • Garnish each bowl with lemon zest and pistachio nuts.

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Lemon asparagus soup in a white bowl, garnished with asparagus tips. Text reads "from: the perfect diabetes comfort food collection by Robyn Webb".

Let’s take a closer look at the soup, friends–the texture is silky smooth and the perfect consistency for a cream soup. Just lovely.

Close up of lemon asparagus soup.

Thank you for spending some time with me today, and congratulations to Robyn Webb on the upcoming book! The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Collection will be on shelves on October 11, so stay tuned! Robyn will also be joining Denise and me for Cook the Book with Denise and Jenni at some point in January, so join our group and get all the details!

Take care, and have a lovely day.

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