Healthy Lettuce Soup

Weather in Shanghai has been very cold recently. January and February are, in fact, the coldest months of the year. Coming back from 2 weeks in warm Lecce and 1 week in Thailand, copying with these cold temperature has been particularly hard.

As you guys know, cold = soup for me, tho after all the holiday eating I needed something light and healthy. This recipe is definitely low-fat and will keep you warm!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 500 g lettuce
  • 700 ml chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp sour cream or yogurt
  • 3 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 30 g breadcrumb
  • salt and pepper (as needed)
  • fresh mint leaves

Chop up the onion and saute’ it into a saucepan with 2 tbsp of olive oil.  Wash the lettuce and cut it into smallish pieces. Add it to the onion


give it a stir, pour in the chicken broth, cover with a lid and let cook on low for about 20 min


Drain the lettuce off the cooking broth and move it into a blender


Pure’ the lettuce


Add 30 g of breadcrumb to the cooking broth, then add the purred lettuce, adjust with salt and pepper and cook on low, stirring until soup get creamy


Serve with fresh mint leaves and 1 tbsp of sour cream or heavy cream per serving


You can add some croutons if you like


Enjoy and stay warm people



– Dani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.