Lettuce Soup with Chives

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

One of the advantages of making your own soups is that they can be so individual and different from the canned and packet varieties. If you have lettuce growing in the garden this soup is a lovely one to serve and cheap to make.


  • 25 g/1 oz butter
  • 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and finely chopped


Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the onion. Fry gently for about 5 minutes or until the onion is soft and tender, but not brown. Peel and dice the potato and add to the pan. Toss in the onion-flavoured butter and then stir in the stock. Bring up to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the potato is quite tender.

Meanwhile separate the lettuce leaves, wa