Asparagus and Garbanzo Bean Soup

Try this delicious seasonal recipe!

Asparagus and Garbanzo Bean Soup

1 bunch asparagus stalks
2 C water
1tsp olive oil
1/2 C garbanzo beans
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp lemon juice
Fresh ground black pepper

Chop 1-2 inches off the bottom of the asparagus to remove the woody part. Chop stalks into 1 inch pieces. Cook asparagus on the stove top in one cup of water until tender. Put asparagus and cooking water in blender, add another cup of water or veggie broth, olive oil, beans, and salt and blend on medium high until smooth. Put back in sauce pan and warm on low heat. Garnish with whatever lovely herbs you might have around. I used  basil.

(Adapted from The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook)