Ingredients: 2 bunches fresh asparagus (approx. 1 1/2 lbs.), 2 medium size onions slivered, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 3/4 Cup Orzo or Pastina Pasta, 1 1/4 cup crushed, tomatoes, 6 cups water, Salt & Pepper to taste.
Cut about 1 1/2 inches off the bottom of the asparagus and discard. Wash the asparagus, then cut it into pieces about 1 1/2 inches in length then set it aside. In a saucepan or deep skillet, brown the onions in the olive oil until they are beginning to soften, add the asparagus and allow them to cook together for about two minutes, then add the water. Bring it to a slow boil and allow it to cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, add the pasta and the salt and pepper. Cook the soup for about 5 minutes more then add the crushed tomatoes and allow it to cook until the pasta is soft. Serve the Asparagus Soup with Kuhns Italian Bread from the bakery. Add a salad and it makes a great lunch or a light dinner.