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Lettuce Soup

Creamy Lettuce Soup is a delicious, healthy recipe that uses 1 head of lettuce.  Combined with heavy cream, chicken broth and spices, this is a great way to add lettuce to your diet! I love using Bibb lettuce in this recipe but Romaine and Iceberg work good too! Who knew cooked lettuce could taste so yummy for dinner - even kids love it!
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 head lettuce 12-16 oz head, leaves separated and lightly chopped. Any lettuce works, but Bibb is best.
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream + additional to garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil on medium heat in medium sized pot.
  • When hot, add the garlic until slightly brown.
  • Add your lettuce, parsley and oregano and stir until lettuce is wilted.
  • Add your chicken broth and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Transfer in batches to blender or use immersion blender to puree soup. If using a blender do this in batches and be careful as the liquid will be very hot.
  • Transfer back to pot.
  • Add your heavy cream, salt and pepper and stir until all heated (about 5 minutes).
  • Serve, garnish with additional heavy cream on top if desired.