Romanian Lettuce Soup

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by littlemafia

Might sound weird but it 's actually pretty good.

Top Review by Nleleh2

Used about 1/3 lemon, wish recipe had recommended amount. I left out the egg, but it was still pretty good. I added a little cider vinegar after I tasted it. Not bad, really does take slow addition of soup to cream. I used Romain and red leaf lettuce. A good way to use up lettuce, and refreshing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook slowly chopped onion and garlic in oil until soft but not brown.
  2. Wash lettuce, tear leaves in small pieces, add to cooked onions and cook about 10 more minutes.
  3. Add salt, pepper, water and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Add lemon juice and simmer 5 more minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, beat yolk in large serving bowl and add cream.
  6. Pour soup very slowly, drop by drop, over egg mixture stirring vigorously to prevent curdling.
  7. Do not cook again. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top.

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