Lettuce soup

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.


(Serves 8)


About Liam

Poet, writer, aspiring minimalist
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