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Cucumber and Lettuce Vichyssoise from 'River Cottage Veg'

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Chilled potato-leek soup, or Vichyssoise, is an excellent budget dish to have up one's sleeve. At its most basic, the soup's humble ingredients combine to form a silky, luxurious meal far greater than the sum of its parts. The velvety green soup in River Cottage Veg contains not only the potatoes and leeks, but also a couple of cucumbers and heads of butter lettuce as well. The greenery adds a refreshing touch and brilliant color to the soup, and the dollop of creme fraiche at the end is the perfect tangy-rich note to finish. More

Cucumber and Lettuce Vichyssoise from 'River Cottage Veg'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 5 comments

Chilled potato-leek soup, or Vichyssoise, is an excellent budget dish to have up one's sleeve. At its most basic, the soup's humble ingredients combine to form a silky, luxurious meal far greater than the sum of its parts. The velvety green soup in River Cottage Veg contains not only the potatoes and leeks, but also a couple of cucumbers and heads of butter lettuce as well. The greenery adds a refreshing touch and brilliant color to the soup, and the dollop of creme fraiche at the end is the perfect tangy-rich note to finish. More

Lunch Box: Make-Ahead Pea Soup with Shallot, Lemon, and Parmesan

Suzanne Lehrer Post a comment

Not to be confused with the thick-as-fog, sits-in-your-stomach-like-a-brick winter-time version, this pea soup is light, subtle and fragrant with lemon and mint. No cream, no ham; this pea soup gets all the flavor it needs from blanched lemon peels, shallots, mint, and a bit of grated Parmesan. More

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