Recipe by Sheila Greer
"This is an interesting combination. If you like watercress soup, you'll love this! Leeks and tarragon create a delicious combination with chopped romaine lettuce. Season with freshly ground pepper for a lovely presentation."
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garlic, finely chopped
romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried, and chopped
chopped fresh tarragon
salt and pepper to taste
This was very good, however, it was way too salty for us. I don't think I'd add any of the salt at first next time, and would just salt to taste afterwards. I did have to substitute a mixture of chopped spring onions and white onions for the leeks, since I didn't have any, and I only had dried tarragon on hand so I used 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp. The flavor was good other than the salt issue. It's great to have a new use for all of the heads of lettuce we have been getting from our csa!
Very yummy. Worth making again... I added a little crumbled bacon, and it was perfectly delightful.
Excellent!!! Lots of flavor!!!
This was delicious. Lovely green color makes for a wonderful presentation & the flavor is superb. Very quick & easy to make too. Fresh tarragon is a must!
OMG, who would have thought *lettuce* soup would taste so darn good! I used a romaine, leeks and tarragon from my garden. The lettuce was a little tough from being left in the ground too long, so I had to find another use for it besides salad. This recipe fit the bill perfectly! I cut the unsalted butter to 2 tbsp., used low sodium chicken broth, and I only added 1 tsp. of salt, which was the perfect amount in my opinion. I also did not blend it, preferring to leave it chunky, and I'm glad I did it that way. No yogurt or sour cream needed! It's fantastic as is. You definitely have to like tarragon, though, which I do. I'll definitely be making this again. Thanks!
Good flavor blend but the texture and appearance is not very appealing
I really liked this soup. My tarrigon was late season in a dry year, so I cut it back to about half the suggested amount. And I added a dollup of plain yogurt (sour cream would do as well) to the soup after dishing into the bowls.
The soup was lovely! A perfect light soup for summer, when your garden is producing so much lettuce that if you see another salad you'll scream:)
I used all the lettuces that were getting to large. Meuslun mix, romain and butter/bib. Had no leeks so used a combo of a bit of onion and some scallions. 3 small cloves of comfey garlic, salted butter and organic chicken stock, so added no salt till just before serving. It needed a pinch, along with the pepper. I always use an immersion blender, easier and mess/cleanup. The tarragon was a terrific touch, though I wonder what adding mint one time would be like, having way more mint growing then the tarragon.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lettuce and Tarragon Soup
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 146
** Calories from Fat: 107
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