I love when I wake up from sleeping, and a new recipe is in my head. I especially love it when it turns out amazing the very first time. :)
This was the case today. I woke up from sleeping and I had a wonderful idea for soup. I love soup and so I am always thinking about some new recipe I will want to try. I went to sleep with that very thought on my mind, and I must have had a dream about it, because I woke up with a very detailed recipe.
I went downstairs and discovered I had all the ingredients, and so execution was simple. I hope you like this one, because I really loved it.
1/2 large sweet onion, peeled and chopped small
3 stalks celery, cut in half lengthwise and diced small
1 lb. cremini mushrooms (or you can use button mushrooms) sliced thin
1 lb. asparagus, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt (optional, adjust as needed)
1 14.5-15 oz. can of great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup orzo
1 quart (4 cups) good veggie or mushroom stock (unsalted)
Place a large pot on the stove over medium heat. Add the onions and celery and saute for 5 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and asparagus and saute for another 5 minutes. Make sure to stir well. Add the seasonings (garlic, onion powder and salt) and stir in well.
After 5 minutes, add the orzo and again, stir well.
Add in your beans after 5 minutes, and gently stir in.
Add in your stock, and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 12-15 minutes. Stirring once or twice.
Check for seasoning and serve hot.
I hope you enjoy this soup and if you can, leave a comment. :)