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Lettuce Eat Soup! — 18 Comments

  1. I think I saw a recipe for lettuce soup over at Posh & Becks recently, and now here. Seems to be popular, so I should really hop on the lettuce soup bandwagon soon 🙂

  2. I love this novel idea! I’ve never made lettuce soup before but would certainly like to try it, especially with tarragon. In case you’re still looking for more ways to use up your lettuce, here’s a simple yet tasty suggestion. Just saute romaine with garlic and olive oil, add it cooked pasta, top with lots of Parmesan, olive oil, and crushed red pepper. It’s always been a family favorite, and it takes 5 minutes to make.Thanks for the delicious and informative entry to WHB, Katie!

  3. Yum!! That looks delicious. I always remember the first time I made braised lettuce, after reading a recipe for it in The French Chef by Julia Child. It was greeted with shock by some of my friends. Cooked lettuce?? Horrors! :):) It was wonderful, of course.

  4. Your lettuce is really gorgeous. I never manage to plant lettuce since it needs to get in the ground during the end of school rush where I’m overly stressed and haven’t gotten to the garden yet. But I do think lettuce fresh from the garden is a thing to be thankful for. So it seems you are being blessed too much! What a good problem to have, as my mother used to say.
    I’ve hard about lettuce soup but haven’t tried it. But I did see the word tarragon there, and it caught my attention.

  5. I recently discovered stir fried lettuce, too. With lots of garlic, a bit of ginger and soy, lettuce cooked over high heat in the wok is an amazing taste, like an entirely new vegetable. Try it!

  6. Katie the lettuce looks wonderful. I had much lettuce but is about gone now because it is getting too hot for it here.
    I am hoping to wait a month and palnt more for the fall. Maybe I can try your soup then. It sounds great.

  7. Pille, it was good… I was a bit skeptical but I love spinach soup… I’m glad I tried it.
    Thanks for the recipe, Susan. I’m going to be overwhelmed with Romaine in a few days and that sounds really good. Must get a chunk of Parmesan…
    Sher, my mother always made ‘Wilted Lettuce’ with lots of bacon fat and onions… (how can that be bad?) I was used to ‘hot’ lettuce!
    Kalyn, yes, the magic word: tarragon! Mine has finally taken off so I can use it with abandon!
    Lydia, that does sound good – and much healthier than the bacon fat LOL
    Sue, it goes fast when the weather turns warm. I wish our weather would turn warm…
    Thanks Gille, the fireworks started last night. The dogs were scared! Two big dogs cowering under my chair…

  8. I am so jealous of your lettuce! I hear the leaves laughing at me from afar when I even *think* about trying to grow them here on the west coast of Florida. Thankfully I’ve got a Wild Oats store to save me, and will def try this recipe! Looks fantastic! 🙂

  9. What great ideas — both the centerpiece and the soup! Beautiful color on that soup…

  10. Oh, and about the “greengrocer” — what a stupid way to do “business”!?!?! Funny to read about but not so nice to have to frequent the store.

  11. Cyberdelia, I thinks it’s a wee bit too warm for lettuce – great for beaches, though… can’t have everything! Your herb garden is coming along nicely!
    Lisa, those people drove us nuts. My friend even offered to pay more for the good stuff in back…no!

  12. Kristen, it actually is! And not so different from spinach soup!
    Peter, better than the compost pile – at least occasionally!

  13. My grandmother made the most fabulous wilted spinach with bacon salad there ever was.
    Katie you lettuce is super beautiful looking. I have none growing in Texas.

  14. Tanna, my mother made the same but with garden leaf lettuce. Whatever, bacon and onion…has to be good. (Liver with bacon and onion…yum)
    Betty, thank you so much, vous etes tres gentile!