Friday, 20 November 2015

Lettuce Soup




Lots of you were spot on yesterday when you asked if I was going to make soup with the lettuces I picked.  It's a simple soup .... as most soup recipes are, I don't go for fancy, I go for tasty.

To the 'bolted' lettuces I added the ingredients in the photo above.  Split red lentils, a couple of dessert spoonfuls of the bouillon powder and a good squirt of garlic paste.  I found this almost used up tube nestled in the door shelf of the fridge when I was cleaning it out on Monday.  I don't know how long it's been opened for but I was determined to use it up.

They were simply all popped in a pan with lots of boiling water, brought back to the boil and then simmered in the oven for an hour while I got on with other things.


The kitchen smelt lovely and when the soup came out of the oven it looked luscious.


Once whizzed up I had a litre of soup for very little money or effort .....


.... the only thing was it looked just like the six piles of sick I had cleaned up thirty minutes earlier, deposited all over the house by Mavis, exactly the same colour just not as lumpy :-(

I had toast for lunch!!

Sue xx


14 comments:

  1. I do find that with some home made soups - they taste and smell amazing but are not that great to look at!

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  3. Ha ha! Lots of my recipes look like piles of poo but taste Ok!! It's all about taste in our house, not so much about presentation.

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  4. Mmmm.....dog vomit soup! I bet it tastes wonderful. X

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  5. I can imagine why it put you off, another day perhaps!

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  6. I had no idea that lettuce soup could be a thing...the colour is, as you say, a little offputting

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  7. Just can't get my mind around lettuce in soup. So sorry for poor Mavis.

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  8. Poor Mavis. Its a good way of using the lettuce.

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  9. I snorted with laughter as to why you had toast for lunch!!!

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  10. Oh Sue, how this made me laugh. I hope you didn't throw it away. I always find home made soup tastes better the day after it is made, so try again tomorrow - put some nice music on at the same time.

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  11. Did you know that Lettuce Soup is a soporific? It tastes better with plenty of pepper. Unfortunately many home made soups do not look very appetising, but all taste better than they look

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  12. I've never tried lettuce soup, but it sound yummy. I am a huge fan of butternut squash and sweet potato soup and make big batches to freeze.

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  13. Why didn't you eat it without the whizzing? In the original form, it looks better and there is all the chunky, leafy parts to chew on. I never whizz.

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    1. Soup that is whizzed keeps you fuller for longer, proven fact. And although Lovely Hubby likes chunky and chewy when he's at home, I prefer mine smooth and longer lasting :-)

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