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Low Calorie Lettuce Soup

125 Calories per serving

ingredients

serves 1
1 teaspoon margarine
1/2 medium onion, chopped
4 oz (120 g) lettuce leaves, shredded
4 fl oz (120 ml) weak stock
4 tablespoons skimmed milk
salt and pepper
lemon juice
good pinch ground allspice
1 tablespoon single cream

method

1. Melt the margarine in a small saucepan, add the onion and stir-fry for 2 - 3 minutes.

2. Stir in the lettuce, cover the pan and leave over a low heat for 2 - 3 minutes.

3. Stir in the stock, bring to the boil, reduce the heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

4. Pour the lettuce, stock, etc. into a blender and process until smooth.

5. Transfer the lettuce soup to a clean saucepan, stir in the milk and season to taste with salt, pepper, lemon juice and allspice.

6. Reheat, stirring from time to time; pour into a warm bowl and swirl the single cream into the soup.

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