Instant Pot Lemon Asparagus Soup

img_6051This Asparagus soup is so fresh and full of lemon flavor.

2 pounds fresh asparagus, woody ends removed
1 yellow onion rough chopped
2 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
5 cups chicken broth
Zest + juice of organic lemon
1 teaspoon salt
8 ounces light sour cream

img_6037Throw your chopped onions into your instant pot after Saute function has melted your butter.

img_6038Once they begin to caramelize add your garlic.

img_6039Chop asparagus into 1 inch pieces. Throw in the pot with 5 cups of your broth, and thyme, salt, lemon zest and juice.
Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button on the Instant Pot. Place Instant Pot lid on top, secure it into the locked position. Make sure the valve on the top is in the sealed position.

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Press “Manual” {on HIGH pressure} and then the “-” until you get to 5 minutes.  Allow to naturally pressure release for a few minutes then using an oven mitt, turn the valve to release the pressure.

img_6046When you open the lid it should look like this.

img_6047From here I used an emersion blender. You could also use a standard blender.  I prefer to only clean one pot.

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It should look like this.

img_6049Add your sour cream and blend.

img_6051This soup is perfect as is but you could top it with more sour cream, or steamed asparagus if you choose to.

 

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