RECIPE

Quick Veggie Soup with Spring Lettuce

This veggie-tastic soup will cure all that ails you.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, quartered, sliced and thoroughly rinsed
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup fresh peas or frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves, chopped
  • 5 cups torn sprig lettuce, such as Romaine or butter
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Crusty bread

Preparation

In a medium size soup pot, heat the EVOO, three turns of the pan, over medium heat. Add the leeks, potatoes, carrots and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Stir for 1 minute, then cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften, 6-8 minutes.

Add the stock, peas and tarragon. Simmer until the peas are just tender, 3 minutes for fresh or 5 minutes for frozen. Add the lettuce and stir until just wilted, about 30 seconds. Stir in the lemon juice. Serve with the crusty bread.

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