Soups are a delicious way to showcase the fresh ingredients of the new season, from artichokes and asparagus to garden-fresh peas and baby spinach. Here we offer a selection of savory soups that are perfect for springtime gatherings. The recipes are simple, allowing the vegetables' delicate flavors to shine. Impressive as a first course for a dinner party, these soups also make a satisfying supper, paired with crusty bread and a tossed green salad.