Nettle soup

Nettle soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 - 6

Get your gloves on to forage for wild plants like nettles - once cooked they have a spinach or cabbage flavour

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
323
protein
6g
carbs
21g
fat
21g
saturates
11g
fibre
9g
sugar
7g
salt
0.9g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 leek, washed and finely sliced
  • 1 large floury potato (Maris Piper or similar), thinly sliced
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 400g stinging or dead nettles, washed, leaves picked (see tips below)
  • 50g butter, diced
  • 50ml double cream

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, leek and potato, and cook for 10 mins until the vegetables start to soften. Add the stock and cook for a further 10-15 mins until the potato is soft.
  2. Add the nettle leaves, simmer for 1 min to wilt, then blend the soup. Season to taste, then stir in the butter and cream. Serve the soup drizzled with extra oil and scattered with dead nettle flowers, if you have them.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2012

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AndrewWilliams's picture

Very good. :)

gcooksit's picture

this sounds great! will give it a try, i live in the countryside so nettles are everywhere

wenroslaw's picture
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Just made this after talking about trying nettle soup for years. I'm afraid to say it was dissapointingly bland. Also didn't like the pulpy texture. Will stick to Watercress next time I fancy green soup!

bigz83's picture

can u use dried nettles?

luvmegrub2345's picture
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Had made it then discovered I didn't have any cream, so spooned some cream cheese through it instead. Very smooth and delicious - and virtually free to make because we've got plenty of nettles growing here all year round!

manderino's picture
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Just made this soup and stuck to the recipe - was a bit dubious about trying it but tastes really good would definately do it again.

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