Limp Lettuce Soup

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Lettuce that has gone limp can still be put to use, and it is magically transformed in this rich, sophisticated soup.

35 Minutes

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  • 1 small lettuce
  • 1.2 litres vegetable stock
  • 1 leek
  • 150ml cream


  1. Trim the lettuce and leek (you can eat the green part of the leek, just cut the very ends off), and chop them into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Put them into a large saucepan with the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little, then transfer to the bowl of a food processor or liquidiser and process until very smooth.
  4. Pour the soup back into the saucepan and stir in the cream. Reheat gently to serve.
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