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August 23, 2010 / amyjmcintosh

Pea, lettuce and tarragon soup


I felt like a trailblazer when I cooked this recipe. Lettuce soup. I mean, come on, it’s not something you see every day, is it? Lettuce is an ingredient I usually save for sandwiches and salads and stuff, not warm things like soup. Unconvinced? I don’t blame you, but trust me, this soup is good.

This winter warmer is reminiscent of my Mum’s pea and ham soup (minus the ham). And it’s green, my favourite colour! What more could a girl ask for?

I added some chopped pork sausage for extra oomph, but vegetarians can skip this step. Oh, and I ran out of cos lettuce so I added a couple of cups of trusty iceberg lettuce in its place. Who would have thought that lettuce could make such tasty soup?!

Lastly, I used thyme instead of tarragon ‘cos that’s all I had in the fridge. Tasted good to me! Serve with parmesan and lots of cracked black pepper. Here’s the recipe!

Pea, tarragon and lettuce soup

A great winter warmer.

If you like this recipe, you might also like Kylie Kwong’s chicken soup.

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  1. Jennifer Gray / Aug 23 2010 10:40 pm

    I like the look of this one. I will try it on the weekend. Jen

    • amyjmcintosh / Aug 24 2010 12:11 pm

      Good one, Jen! Let me know how it goes. xx

  2. Hannah / Aug 24 2010 6:45 am

    My Dad used to make lettuce soup when we were very young, I remember him entering a HEINZ soup competition with his receipe. He didnt win the major prize but we did end up with a cartoon of every Heinz soup you could think of!
    I must say yours sounds a lot better.
    🙂

    • amyjmcintosh / Aug 24 2010 12:09 pm

      Hi Hannah, your Dad must be a very adventurous cook for trying lettuce soup! I must confess I was a bit sceptical when I first saw the recipe, but it tasted great. Definitely a good one to have up your sleeve. 🙂

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