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Nettle Soup Recipe

A simple, quick and enjoyable soup packed with goodness! Nettles are at their best during the spring and early Summer time before they go to seed. When the Nettles go to seed chop them back and they will re-grow with new tender shoots which you can now harvest again.

Pick the nettle tops, this is the most tender part with no tough/ fiberous material. I personally wouldn't pick the nettles with flowering or seed baring parts, there must be some reason why people never use these in soup... 


-Recipe Serves 4 -


1 bag full of nettle tops
4 medium potatoes
Garlic Cloves
1 Onion
2 Stock cubes (i use 1 Chicken & 1 Veg)





1. Finely chop Garlic. Roughly dice potatoes and Onion. Fry off in the pan with a small amount of oil.
2. Dissolve stock cubes in some boiling water, around 300ml (will top up water later)
3. Add stock to pan, then cram in all the nettle tops. (They may not all fit in to start with but will soon wilt down)
4. Add more boiling water to final level. (Don't make the soup too watery)
5. Bring to the boil then simmer for 20 - 30mins
6. Blend until creamy smooth
7. Season to taste.



Behold the greenest
soup you've ever seen...