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Zuppa Lattuga

With two kinds of greens and a variety of herbs, this simple soup is packed with flavour. Perfect as a lunch or supper dish, it makes great use of leftover cooked chicken.
Serves: 10
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min


1 ½ cup chicken, cooked, chopped
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth, ready to serve
2 cups water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup yellow onion, diced
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 heads butter lettuce, 5-inch head, sliced
2 cups swiss chard, sliced
¼ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
¼ cup marjoram, fresh, minced
¼ cup parsley, fresh, minced
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
10 sprigs parsley, (optional garnish)
10 sprigs marjoram, (optional garnish)
salt, to taste

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. In large pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Sauté diced onion and sliced mushrooms for about 5 minutes.

  2. Add green lettuce and Swiss chard cut into strips (about 10 cups) and sauté until wilted, about 4 to 5 minutes.

  3. Add the broth, water and chopped chicken and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Season the soup with pepper, minced marjoram and minced parsley. Check seasoning and add a bit of salt if needed.

  4. To serve place a tablespoon of parmesan cheese in the bottom of each bowl. Ladle soup over cheese and garnish with a sprig each of fresh parsley and marjoram.

Helpful Tip

This soup is low in calories and high in nutrients. Make when lettuce is plentiful in the garden and the stores. You can substitute spinach for Swiss chard.

Nutrition Info

Per 240 g serving Amount
Protein12 g
Fat4 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate5 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar2 g
Cholesterol20 mg
Sodium140 mg
Per 240 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A35
Vitamin C15
Vitamin B613
Vitamin B1212