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Hot or Cold Creamy Lettuce Soup Recipe

Hot or Cold Creamy Lettuce Soup Recipe
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2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 medium onion

4 medium cloves garlic, sliced

2 cups homemade chicken or vegetable stock, or store-bought low-sodium chicken broth, plus more if needed

8 ounces

1/4 cup loosely packed parsley leaves

Kosher salt

Fresh lemon juice, to taste

Thinly sliced radish and pea shoots, tossed in extra-virgin olive oil, for garnish


In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat until foamy. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add stock, bring to a simmer, and cook until vegetables are very tender, about 8 minutes. Add lettuce and parsley and cook until wilted and softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Working in batches if necessary, transfer broth and vegetables to a blender and blend, starting at the lowest speed and increasing to high, until very smooth, about 3 minutes. If soup is too thick, thin as needed with additional stock. Season with salt and just a touch of lemon juice to brighten flavor . Garnish with radish and pea shoots and serve warm or chilled.