Spring Green Roasted Asparagus & Garlic Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese Swirl and Crumbled Prosciutto

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A quick, easy, and delicious veggie soup with the look and taste of spring thanks to bright flavorful green asparagus and roasted garlic. Tastes like it's been cooking all day but instead the oven does all the hard work in about 30 minutes! The herbed goat cheese, crumbled prosciutto, and ciabatta croutons glam it up even more making it garden party perfect!

2 generous servings or 4 appetizer servings
Soup Ingredients:
1/2 pound Fresh asparagus ( If you prefer to use frozen I recommend Trader Joes Grilled Frozen Asparagus )
1 Head of Garlic
Drizzle of Olive Oil
1 1/2 cups Vegetable Broth
2 tbsp. Mascarpone Cheese
Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
Goat Cheese Swirl:
4 oz Herb or Plain Goat Cheese ( If using plain you will also need a couple tbsp of fresh herbs of choice like basil or tarragon. )
4 oz Mascarpone Cheese
1 tsp Lemon zest ( Optional )
Drizzle of Olive Oil
Sprinkle of Salt
Toppings:
2 Slices Ciabatta Bread
2 Slices Prosciutto
Spring of Fresh Basil for Garnish ( Optional )

Preheat oven to 400.

If using fresh asparagus snap tough ends off at natural breaking point and save for homemade vegetable stock. Place asparagus spears on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil...
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Nutritions

Calories
1086

Sodium
1806mg
75% DV

Fat
106g
163% DV

Protein
27g
55% DV

Carbs
34g
11% DV

Fiber
8g
35% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV