Vegan Lettuce Soup

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Bring the spring into your kitchen with this delicious vegan lettuce soup: healthy, fresh and surprisingly tasty! Plus, it is a great way to use lettuce’s outer leaves and ribs, which usually go to waste. 

Video recipe:

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

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Course: soup

Cuisine: Vegan, Romanian

Servings: 10

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INGREDIENTS:

🌱Lettuce (2-3 heads, depending on their size)

🌱3 bunches of green onion

🌱1 bunch of green garlic (spring garlic)

🌱5 Tbsp olive oil

🌱2 Tbsp vegetable powder

🌱2.8 L of boiling water

🌱2 cloves of garlic

🌱7 Tbsp cashew cream

🌱4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

🌱Salt & pepper to taste

🌱To serve: 300 g smoked tofu

How to prepare it:

  1. In a large soup pot, add some vegetable oil, then cook the chopped green onion and the spring garlic
  2. Add the vegetable powder and the boiling water
  3. Add the thoroughly washed and chopped lettuce, season with pepper and boil the soup for 15 minutes
  4. Turn off the heat and let the soup rest for a few minutes before adding the cashew cream
  5. Finish with the apple cider vinegar and 2 cloves of garlic (minced) if you prefer a more intense flavour.
  6. 🌱 Optional: if you want to add some texture and smoky flavour to your soup, you can serve it with some smoked tofu. Dry the smoked tofu with a paper towel really well, then cook it with a little bit of vegetable oil until golden-brown. 

If you are Romanian, we are sure this soup will bring back some golden childhood memories. It surely was one way for our parents and grandparents to make us eat and actually enjoy our vegetables. But if you have never tried this recipe, you are really lucky since you now have the chance to experience it for the first time. If you do, let us know what you think and share your results with us in the comments section below.

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