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How To Cook Cream of Lettuce Soup

Cream of lettuce soup

To make a good lettuce soup, you need a well flavored milk base or stock. Its quick and easy to infuse milk in the microwave using a measuring jug, but do ensure that it is large enough to allow for any liquid expansion.


  • 600ml ( 1 pint) skimmed milk

  • 1/2 medium onion

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 6 peppercorns

  • 15ml (1 tbsp) sunflower oil

  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 2.5ml (1/2tsp) celery seeds

  • 2.5ml (1 tsp) grated nutmeg

  • 1 large crisp or flat lettuce, shredded

  • Chopped spring onion tops or chives


  1. Put the milk, onion, bay leaf and peppercorns in a large jug or bowl and g FULL for 4 minutes, 600W (3 minutes, 700W; 5 minutes, 500W). Leave to stand for 3 minutes then strain.

  2. Put the oil in a medium dish and g FULL for 1 minute, 600W (30 seconds, 700W; 1 minute, 500W). Stir in the onions, garlic, celery seeds and nutmeg. Cover and cook for 11/2 minutes, 600W (1 minute, 700W; 11/2 minutes, 500W).

  3. Stir in the shredded lettuce, re-cover and g FULL for 3 minutes, 600W (21/2 minutes, 700W; 31/2 minutes, 500W).

  4. Pour in the infused milk, then liquidize.

  5. Return the soup to the dish, cover and cook for 1-2 minutes to reheat.

  6. Garnish with chopped spring onion tops or chives.

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