“Creamy Lettuce Soup Recipe”quick and simple recipe-Soup Recipe

Creamy Lettuce Soup Recipe

Make this delicious soup with fresh, tender lettuce. Serve with some interesting bread; it is a meal by itself.


  •  2 tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
  • 2 small, fresh lettuces, washed well
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons flour, sifted
  • 3 cups milk (If you don’t want to use so much milk, you can make a lighter soup by using half the quantity of milk + half water, flavored with a soup cube)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • tablespoons grated cheese


A heavy, preferably flat-bottomed, pan


  1.  Melt the butter over gentle heat.
  2. Add the lettuce, torn (not cut) by hand into bite-sized pieces. Also add the onion and sauté the vegetables gently for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the flour, and stirring continuously to avoid the formation of lumps, cook for 3-4 minutes till the flour has lost its raw smell.
  4. Add the milk. Do this gradually, whisking while you’re doing it. When it’s well blended, raise the heat and let it come o the boil, after which reduce the heat again, cover the pan and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. Take off the fire and cool or a while.
  5. Puree the mixture, add salt and pepper and if you are ready to serve, return to the fire. Heat but don’t let it come to the boil.
  6. Meanwhile beat together the yolk, cream and cheese. Add a little hot soup to it and mix well; then pour it into the pan of soup on the fire.
  7. Stir continuously as the mixture blends completely. Cook till thickened slightly.
  8. Cool and chill.

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