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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lettuce Soup

Today we had beautiful weather and why did I make soup you may ask.. It had rained for the last 3 days and we were waiting for the sun to shine bright and the weather reports did give us some hope of sunny days. But then when the weather is so gorgeous who can resist the temptation to be outdoors. Also it was my son's spring break as well. We had a wonderful day and went for a walk and to soak up the sun. This reminds me of Sheryl Crow's " Soak up the Sun" song, its one of my favorites...

This explains how I had enough time to make this Lettuce Soup with some home baked fresh Corn Bread for dinner. The Corn Bread was contributed by my DH and my older son who wanted to help with dinner. My toddler was our tester. So tonight's dinner was a joint venture.

Ingredients :
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 2-3 gloves of garlic chopped
  • 4-6 cups Vegetable stock / water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp lime juice


  • Heat butter in a pan. Saute the onions and garlic till golden brown.
  • Add the shredded lettuce and saute for a minute.
  • Add about 3-4 cups of stock/water and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Now puree in a Blender and transfer it back to the pan and add the remaining stock/water. Stir it well. Let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Season with Salt and pepper and add the heavy cream. Let it simmer for about another 2-3 minutes. Add the lime juice.
  • Ready to serve. This recipe serves 4. We enjoyed our soup with spicy Corn Bread. Stay tuned for the recipe of home baked corn bread in the next post.


  1. Hmmm lovely color of teh soup...healthy one too

  2. woow yummy..i never kew we could make soup with iceberg lettuce its so easy and yummy..will definitely try next time :)

  3. Looks lovely and healthy..Nice clicks too...

  4. Mmmmmmmm, interesting story beyond the soup. Loved the summer color of the soup and the taste too.

  5. NOt a big fan of lettuce...but this looks awesome to try out..

  6. perfect lovely healthy nutrtious and appetising soup dear.

  7. "Soak up the sun wanna tell every one...." is such a happy song always makes me feel good. I like the video also:-0
    Soup looks healthy and yummy.

  8. Oh yes, soak up the sun..It's getting warmer here too, and the whole afternoon I was playing with the kids, outside :-)
    That's a wonderful bowl of soup..and with that corn bread it would be a perfect dinner

  9. Interesting,refreshing healthy soup....bet it must have tasted great...can't wait to try this recipe.:)

  10. wow!!what a beautiful presentation!!!looks really tempting!!!!

  11. It looks so lovely & tempting.... Would love to finish it off..... u have prepared it perfectly.... & presented it awesomely & captured it adorably..... CHEERS!!!!!


  12. Healthy and tempting..beautifully clicked..

  13. Lettuce soup thats very inovative.Nice presentation too,

  14. very comforting soup...corn bread looks yummy...

  15. I love Soups!!! but I have never had a lettuce Soup...Will try it out soon... It looks really good:)

  16. Mmmmm, Lettuce Soup & corn Bread, everything looks hearty and delicious!!! I smell some love in the air !! :) enjoy!!!!