Boistfort Valley Farm
Community Supported Recipe Box

Lettuce Soup

Here's a great recipe from members Laura, Aaron & Konghai, who adapted it from an Herb Farm Cookbook recipe. For those of you who are cursing the lettuce for taking up so much room in your fridge, this one's for you!


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups stock (vegetable or chicken)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 head green lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh French tarragon leaves
  • black pepper
  • cream or sour cream to garnish (optional)


dish: soup
season: summer

Melt butter over med heat. Sauté butter & garlic until starting to turn golden brown. Add stock & salt, bring to a simmer. Lower heat, cover and cook at steady simmer for 10-15 minutes until onions are very tender/soft. Stir in lettuce, turn heat up to medium and cook about 5 mins until lettuce wilts. Add tarragon leaves. Take off heat, put 1/2 the soup into the blender & blend until smooth, then repeat with other half. Return it all to the pan and gently reheat. Season with pepper and salt. Serve.