Chilled Asparagus and Spring Herb Soup

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British Seasonal Food

By Mark Hix

Published 2008

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If I’ve had to peel thick asparagus or only used the tips in a recipe, the trimmings never go in the bin. I’ve been using them to make this soup for years - it tastes slightly different each time, depending on the herbs I use. Feel free to vary the herbs, but I find that stronger ones like thyme, rosemary, coriander and tarragon are best avoided as they dominate and overwhelm the subtle fragrance of the soup.

If you grow your own herbs, this is the perfect way to use the prunings wh