Romaine Lettuce Soup

Romaine Lettuce Soup Recipe

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Heidi Hoerman

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@heidicookssupper

Romaine lettuce tends to come in three-packs and can be hard to use up in a small household. Here's a delicious way to use much of it very quickly. You will be surprised how good lettuce soup is!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 medium
    new potato, cut into 1/4 inch dice
  • 2
    heads romaine lettuce, sliced, hard end discarded
  • 5 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh basil leaves
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 slice
    deli ham, minced
  • 1/4 c
    julienned (not grated) parmesan

How to Make Romaine Lettuce Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. In a heavy soup pan or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Saute the onion and potato in the butter until the onion browns slightly and the potato starts to stick. Use a 1/4 cup of the chicken broth to deglaze the pan, loosening any browned potato from the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add the sliced lettuce, stir, and cover to steam briefly. Stir every minute or so and continue until the lettuce has thoroughly wilted.
  4. Add the chicken broth and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat, add the fresh basil and process with an immersion blender. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the ham and cheese and stir very briefly. Try not to stir so much that the cheese disappears.
  7. Serve warm or freeze for later reheating.

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About Romaine Lettuce Soup

Course/Dish: Vegetable Soup
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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