Yes, I said lettuce soup. Have you ever gotten tired of just eating lettuce? It’s good for you, but how many salads can you really eat? I decided to look into what else I could do with lettuce. I had 3 romaine heads in the refrigerator and I really didn’t feel like eating any more lettuce. I came across a recipe for lettuce soup. Hmm… this could be very interesting. Try this soup hot or cold!
Romaine Lettuce Soup:
- 2 TBS of unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 onion, chopped (I used red onion since that’s what I have on hand)
- 2 garlic clove, minced
- 3 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 1/2 cups of water or vegetable stock
- 1 cube of vegetable bouillon if you use water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Put pan on medium to high heat, place butter in pan.
- Add onions, sauté for 8 minutes or until onions are translucent.
- Add garlic, be sure to stir ingredients around and not let the garlic burn.
- Add parsley and lettuce. Constantly stir to let the lettuce cook.
- Add some water and bouillon to help cook the lettuce. If you’re not using any bouillon, add 1/4 cup of stock.
- After all the lettuce is wilted transfer contents to a blender and add enough water to blend the contents well. Do not add all the water, this is to ensure you don’t have a messy kitchen and get soup splattered on your face. If you don’t have a blender, use a hand immersion blender but make sure the contents are in a pot.
- Heat contents in pot, reduce the soup if desired.