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.
- 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
- 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.
- In the meanwhile, fry the bacon and onion separately until the onion is soft and translucent and the bacon cooked through.
- After 20 minutes, take soup off the heat and add the cottage cheese. Blitz with an immersion blender until smooth.
- Add the bacon and onion mixture and serve either hot or cold.
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