Lettuce Vichyssoise

Lettuce Soup Recipe FI

Ok, I know; it’s just cold lettuce soup, but vichyssoise sounds so much more inviting! There’s something a little uninspiring-sounding about ‘lettuce soup’ – like a description of how the veg patch looks right now!

So let’s be posh, and delicate, and delicious, and serve our guests Vichyssoise (and use up that salad glut at the same time!)


Serves 4

50ml olive oil, plus extra to serve
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 floury potato, diced
1 bay leaf
500 ml fresh, good quality veg stock
300g green lettuce (small gem ideal)
Handful of rocket leaves, if you have
Handful of tarragon/fennel tops, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
Dollop of creme fraiche (optional)


Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 min

It’s very  simple: Sweat the onion and garlic in the olive oil, then add potato, bay and stock. Simmer till potato is soft then add your greenery. Cook for only a few mins, so the lettuce softens but doesn’t start to loose it’s colour.

Blend with stick blender then stir in Creme fraiche if using. Chill down for a couple of hours before serving.

For more seasonal recipes and gardening tips visit my website kitchengardenschooluk.com

Happy cooking!

Polly Wood


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