Summer In A Bowl

Summer Lettuce Soup

This simple, light soup is the essence of summer. It's great served hot, cold, or room temperature. I sometimes make this when I have lettuce in the fridge and I'm heading out of town. The soup freezes well, so you can have a taste of summer any time of year.


  • 2 TBSP Earth Balance margirine or butter
  • 1 large head Romaine Lettuce ribs and leaves separated and chopped
  • 1 leek or spring onion halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cashew cream milk, or cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • parsley or dill for garnish


  • Heat Earth Balance on medium high heat
  • Add lettuce ribs and leek and cook until softened
  • Add vegetable broth and lettuce leaves, salt and pepper and reduce heat to low.
  • Cook covered for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, let cool slightly and add cream and lemon juice.
  • Puree soup and serve at the temperature of your choosing garnished with parsley or dill.

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