What to do when all your lettuce starts to bolt at the same time?
The last week has been awfully wet, and warm too. Good conditions for tomatoes – not so great for lettuce. Of course this lettuce has been in the ground, just hanging out, for about 4 months, so I can’t really complain. There is no way Mike and I can eat all of this stuff in salads, so I decided to try lettuce soup. Sounds weird, I know, but the reviews on Epicurious were good.
Naturally I had to make a few changes to the recipe so I could use more stuff from my garden: leeks, mint, and dill.
I used a leek instead of onion, a red potato and with the skin on, and added the minced garlic and a little fresh mint at the blending stage. Then I chopped fresh dill and sprinkled on top. It was quite good, and are the reviews said, it is very versatile. Mike and I agreed that it tasted like a cross between broccoli and asparagus soup. This makes me very happy that I can use the “old” lettuce in the garden for a tasty soup!