Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Soup

Ingredients<Serves 4>

【Main ingredients】

  • Tomatoes + cherries (diced) / about 500g
  • Romaine lettuce (shredded) / 100g
  • Bacon cubes / 80g
  • Onion (diced) / 1 small
  • Chicken soup / 500ml
  • Light cream / 50ml
  • Flour / 45g
  • Eggplant paste / 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar / 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh fennel (chopped) / 1 tablespoon
  • Oregano / 1 teaspoon
  • Crushed red pepper / 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt / appropriate amount
  • Black pepper / appropriate amount


    1. Place bacon cubes in a cold pan, fry over medium-low heat until fragrant and drain out the fat, scoop up one-third of it for decoration. Add onions and sauté until golden brown, add eggplant paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

    2. Pour in diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and sugar and stir-fry for about 2 minutes. Add flour and stir-fry quickly until it forms a paste.

    3. Add chicken stock, parsley, oregano, crushed red pepper, and black pepper and stir-fry evenly. Bring to a boil, cover with lid, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    4. Stir in light cream. Taste and season as needed. Garnish with a little bacon bits, shredded lettuce, extra light cream, and herbs, and serve.