A lot of people, including those nearest and dearest to me, recoil from this. "Lettuce soup!" they screech and won't even try it. Well, trust me, it is a wonderful soup. And unbelievably quick and simple. Put aside your prejudice. Live on the wild side! Try it!
3 large lettuce leaves (they don't need to be in mint condition)
1 medium onion chopped
1 T olive, canola or avocado oil
Juice of half a lemon
2 lt water
500 ml chicken or vegetable stock
4 T plain yoghurt (or cream if you insist - and sometimes I don't use either)
1/2 t nutmeg (or a bit more if you like the taste)
Salt and pepper to taste
Brown onions using in a little oil. Add the stock, lettuce and nutmeg. Bring to the boil and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Add lemon juice. Blend. Add salt and pepper. Wait for it to cool a little. Stir in the yoghurt, a spoonful at a time and serve.