Monday, July 4, 2011

Lettuce soup

It's the Fourth of July  and we still have so much lettuce left in the garden, despite eating it every day and giving away bunches and bunches.   Can't freeze lettuce but I can make a delicious lettuce soup.  Also use some of the lovely peas from the garden.  

First sauteed up some onion and garlic scapes in olive oil.  

Added chopped lettuce and some spinach and mixed for a few minutes, and then added chicken broth and cooked gently for 15 minutes.  Cooled slightly and pureed in a blender.   Added some hot pepper vinegar.  Sprinkled with dill and garlic chives.  Voila!