Nutritious Nettle Soup

March 20, 2014
The deliciousness of spring doesn't always come from the garden. The wild weed nettle is a nutritious treat early in spring. don't be afraid of the sting you have heard about; it isn't that bad, and once it is cooked there is none left. Nettles are really tasty, and this nettle soup is a great way to introduce this new wild food to your family. 
Nettle Soup
  • 1 lb fresh nettles(young plants, less than 12 inches tall)
  • 1 gallon water or broth
  • 3 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 2 (or more) cloves garlic
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Your favorite soup herbs(I like thyme and sweet marjoram)


In a large soup pot, saute' potatoes, garlic, carrot and onion in oil until almost soft Remove from pot and add broth or water Bring broth or water to a boil Add nettles Add vegetables back to pot Add soup herbs and salt/pepper to taste Simmer until vegetables are cooked through

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