Lettuce Soup with Bacon

Winter is nearing and that can only mean one thing… Soup!

I was making a lovely salad for dinner, when I realised that my salad leaves has completely frozen! I just couldn’t throw it out so I repurposed it to make soup instead of salad.

I remember my mum making a very delicious lettuce soup when I was younger, but since I didn’t have the recipe and it is way too late to call her now due to the time difference, I had to make do with what I could find in the cupboard and fridge. I did find the recipe much later on and I wasn’t too far off.

How delicious!

Ingredients

  • 200g salad leaves (yours doesn’t have to be frozen!)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 vegetable stock pot
  • 3 potatoes, chopped (I kept the skin on)
  • 1 pack of bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup cottage cheese or cream cheese or yoghurt

Method

  1. Place the milk and water and add the stock pot in a large saucepan and add the lettuce leaves and potatoes. Bring to a boil and gently simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.
  2. In the meanwhile, fry the bacon and onion separately until the onion is soft and translucent and the bacon cooked through.
  3. After 20 minutes, take soup off the heat and add the cottage cheese. Blitz with an immersion blender until smooth.
  4. Add the bacon and onion mixture and serve either hot or cold.

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