Asparagus and Sweet Pea Soup

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
¾ pound fresh asparagus stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 ½ cups sweet peas, fresh or frozen
5 cups water
Fresh chives for garnish

DIRECTIONS
Heat olive oil and butter and add onion and garlic.  Stir and heat until fragrant.  Add asparagus stalks (and fresh sweet peas, if using) and cook until bright green.  Add water and continue to cook until asparagus is tender.  If using frozen peas, add at this time and cook just until heated through.  Remove from heat and allow to cool for a bit.  Transfer to blender and puree until smooth.  Garnish with fresh snipped chives. 

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2017-04-14T00:26:50+00:00