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!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
- 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
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.