While I love a classic BLT sandwich, I was looking for another way to enjoy those flavors - Especially when we receive 2 heads of lovely lettuce per week from our CSA share! Just about any variety of lettuce will work here, but the greener the lettuce, the brighter the soup. Feel free to experiment with different greens throughout the season! Served warm or chilled, it can be a light starter or topped off with extra bacon and tomatoes to make it a meal. —sparkplug
large onion, roughly chopped
garlic, roughly chopped
lettuce, roughly chopped & tightly packed
carrot greens, roughly chopped
salt & pepper, to taste
bacon, cooked & diced
goat cheese, crumbled
In This Recipe
Melt butter and combine with oil over medium-low heat.
Saute onions in the butter and oil until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and saute just until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer. Add the lettuce, carrot greens, chives, and cilantro. Stir occasionally until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and place in a blender with lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
Serve warm or chilled, topped with chopped bacon, tomatoes, and goat cheese.