Lettuce Soup
Lettuce Soup with a Lotta Green Garlic
Lettuce Soup
Lettuce Soup with a Lotta Green Garlic
Servings
4servings
Servings
4servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wipe a large soup pot with the oil until it is covered in a thin film, pour in the rest of the oil, and heat the pot over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers. Sauté the onion until soft, about 6 minutes. Add the green garlic and continue cooking until it turns fragrant, another minute or two.
  2. Add the rice, stock, parsley leaves, and bouquet garni; bring them all to an irritated boil. Reduce the heat to low; then add the lettuce and salt. Partially cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Check the rice periodically for doneness, especially if you are using brown or wild-rice blends.
  3. Remove and discard the bouquet garni. Blend the soup in batches until it is smooth and return to the pot with lots of pepper. Heat for 1 minute over medium-low heat to meld the flavors.
  4. At this point, the soup can either be served immediately or go into the fridge for reheating the next day (if the latter, add a little broth first to soften it).
  5. Garnish each bowl with the additional fresh herbs and Parmesan.
Recipe Notes

Cook’s Tips and Tricks: If you’re using a lidded countertop blender instead of an immersion blender, it is important to fill the blender only half full, as the heat will cause the soup to expand during blending. Cover the blender with a kitchen towel and hold the lid down.

Deborah DeBord, Ph.D
Picked at the Peak