If you’ve never had lettuce soup, I challenge you to try it. It’s really good!
- 2 heads of lettuce (I used red oak leaf lettuce)
- 4 medium sized potatoes
- 1 onion
- 3-5 cloves of garlic
- 1-2 cm ginger root
- some coconut oil
- 2 l. water or bouillon
- 1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh herbs to taste (I used rosemary from my windowsill garden)
- 1 orange
- Clean and chop lettuce. Peel and wash potatoes and cut them in cubes.Clean and chop onion.
- Heat some coconut oil in a large saucepan. Sauté onion. Meanwhile, peel garlic and ginger root. Cut ginger into tiny pieces – and by that I mean really tiny.
- Pour a little water or bouillon into the saucepan. Press garlic. Add ginger to your onion-garlic mix.
- Add potato cubes and the rest of the water.
- Bring to a boil, lower heat and leave to simmer for about ten minutes.
- Add lettuce. Bring back to boil, lower heat again and leave to simmer for ten more minutes.
- Peel orange and cut it into chunks. Remove the stones.
- Remove pan from heat and cool in icy water till it’s lukewarm. Add orange chunks to soup.
- Purée soup in a blender. Take care not to fill you blender for more than three quarters, or the soup will spill once you start the blender.
- Season soup to taste with balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and herbs.
- Reheat and serve hot.