Recipes from The Falkland Islands: Lettuce Soup

Recipes from The Falkland Islands

Lettuce Soup

Country: The Falkland Islands
Course: Soup
Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 tsp butter
  • 12 oz lettuce leaves
  • a small onion
  • 1 tbsp of flour
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a large stock pot over medium heat and add the onion. When the onions are starting to brown, put the lettuce leaves into the pan and saute, stirring continuously, until they start to wilt.
  2. Whisk the flour into the chicken broth and pour into the pan. Let simmer gently for 30 minutes, then transfer in batches to a food processor. Puree and then return to the stockpot. Add the milk and seasonings and bring back to a simmer. Serve hot.