Creamy Lettuce Soup

Cuisine: French

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

The creamy lettuce soup recipe is smooth and decadent that you can enjoy anytime. Have it hot or cold, day or night- it’s super quick and easy to make. With just a few ingredients, learn how to make creamy lettuce soup now.

  • 8 ounces lettuce
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • 275 ml or 2 cups chicken/vegetable stock
  • A handful of loose parsley leaves (optional)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly-squeezed lemon juice according to taste

A mild and refreshing soup

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter on a saucepan on medium flame. Add a couple of garlic cloves and 1 onion (chopped) to it. Cook for 3 minutes till the onions become translucent. 
  2. Add 2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock. Stir them slowly to bring to a simmer. Let the ingredients cook for up to 8 minutes. Add 8 ounces of lettuce and a handful of parsley. Cook for 2 minutes until all the ingredients are tender.
  3. Now, put all the ingredients in a blender. Work in batches if necessary. Start at the lowest speed and increase to high speed. Blend for up to 3 minutes to make a smooth paste. Your creamy lettuce soup is ready!
  4. Add salt and lemon juice for seasoning according to taste.
  5. Serve hot or chilled. Both are equally tasty!

Chef Tip: You can use any type of lettuce for the soup but prefer the less flavorful ones like the iceberg lettuce to get the creamy consistency. If the soup is too thick after blending, add some more chicken broth. You can use many other fun ingredients for garnishing. Try crispy bacon or freshly chopped cherry tomatoes, radish, spring onions, and pea shoots. 

The creamy lettuce soup recipe is a must-try for everyone. Its rich, decadent flavor makes it a great comfort food that is easy to make. Try it for yourself!

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• There is archaeological evidence that the first consumption of soup was in 6000 BC, and sit tight for what's coming next, it was hippopotamus soup!!

Historical Fact

• Lettuce was first cultivated in ancient Egypt for the production of oil from its seeds and there appears to be evidence that goes as long as 2680 BC.

• It is believed that earlier lettuce was not directly consumed, in fact, lettuce seed oil was used for cooking, medication, and even MUMMIFICATION! Lettuce has come a long way since and is now a habitual nourishing ingredient in our day-to-day meals. It has evolved into an essential ingredient in many of the extravagant dishes.

Nutrition Fact

• Probably the healthiest and greenest of green elites, lettuce is a package of active antioxidants and vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A.

• The health benefits are innumerable. To list some: aids weight loss, helps fight cancer, helps treat insomnia by promoting sleep, reduces birth defects when consumed by pregnant women, increases cell turnover by promoting healthy glowing skin.. and the list goes on.