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This is an interesting combination. If you like watercress soup, you'll love this! Leeks and tarragon create a delicious combination with chopped romaine lettuce. Season with freshly ground pepper for a lovely presentation.

Provided by Sheila Greer

Categories     Soups, Stews and Chili Recipes     Soup Recipes     Vegetable Soup Recipes

Time 35m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 8

¼ cup unsalted butter
2 leeks, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons salt
1 head romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried, and chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh tarragon
salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Place leeks and garlic in the pan and slowly cook and stir 10 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned. Mix in the chicken broth and salt. Reduce heat and simmer approximately 15 minutes.
  • Increase heat to medium low and stir in the romaine lettuce. Cook 5 minutes. Stir in the tarragon. Remove from heat.
  • In a blender, blend the soup until smooth.
  • Return soup to the saucepan and warm over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 145.7 calories, Carbohydrate 9.5 g, Cholesterol 30.5 mg, Fat 11.9 g, Fiber 2.6 g, Protein 2 g, SaturatedFat 7.3 g, Sodium 1180.3 mg, Sugar 2.8 g

Ahmed Abboud
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I can't wait to try this soup with different types of greens, like spinach or kale.

Shkeei 786
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I served this soup with a side of crusty bread and it was the perfect meal!

Sharron Ndinda
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I added a bit of cream to my soup to make it extra creamy and delicious.

Roton Khan
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This soup is a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.

shahfahad imran
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I'm not a big fan of lettuce, but I loved this soup! The tarragon really brings out the flavor of the lettuce.

Alyssa Torres
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This soup is so easy to make, even a beginner cook can do it.

Langelihle Siifiso
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I'm definitely going to be making this soup again. It's a keeper!

John Kigotho
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This soup is a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables.

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I love the vibrant green color of this soup. It's so inviting and makes me want to eat it!

kmohin hasan
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This soup is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. It's also a great way to use up leftover lettuce.

The Queen
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I'm not a huge fan of tarragon, but I found that the flavor was very subtle in this soup. It added just a hint of complexity without being overpowering.

STUPID Think Basic
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I was skeptical about using lettuce in a soup, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked. The lettuce added a nice crunch and freshness to the soup.

Julion Daniel
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The soup was a hit at my dinner party! My guests raved about the unique flavor and the beautiful presentation.

Md Minar Ali
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I love how easy this soup is to make. With just a few simple ingredients, I was able to create a delicious and healthy meal that the whole family enjoyed.

Giannis S. Konstantinidis
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This soup is a delightful symphony of flavors! The combination of lettuce and tarragon creates a unique and refreshing taste that is both light and flavorful.