Instead of submerge the spice of asparagus under a covering of paste, this delicate soup is subtly enriched with a less-expected ingredient: Greek yogurt. This simple swap is less about lightening happens up and more about fetching asparagus’s green, vegetal tone to the fore.( Its modest calorie weigh is a happy coincidence .)

Delicate in composition, it’s the excellent start to a Spring meal.( Or round it out with a piece of buttered toast for a glowing lunch or dinner .) Divvied up into tiny glass, the committee is also clears for a shockingly low-fuss hors d’oeuvre for a cocktail party or formal dinner party: make it ahead, reheat, and pour; that’s it.

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