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Saffron Cream of Lettuce Soup

This is the Saffron Cream of Lettuce Soup recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 14 min - 15 min
Yields 4 servings
saffron cream of lettuce soup


  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 1 large mild onion
  • 2 bay leaves crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 onions finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • Saffron threads
  • 1 green lettuce (any variety) rinsed and chopped


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Pour milk in saucepan. Add onion, bay leaves and season to taste with salt and pepper. Boil for 4 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and let stand 3 minutes. Strain and return liquid to saucepan. Set aside.

In skillet, sauté onions, garlic and saffron in oil for 3 minutes while stirring. Add lettuce. Cover and cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Pour into milk mixture. Season to taste.

Purée in food processor. Return cream of lettuce to saucepan and warm for 2 minutes over low heat while stirring. Serve immediately. Garnish each soup bowl with a thread of saffron.


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