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Nettles Soup

Nettle soup with egg halves on top and drizzle os olive oil
Ratings 5 from 2 votes
Cooking Method
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 6

A rich creamy nettle soup that always satisfies. Serve with hard boiled eggs for a complete farmhouse style meal.

    nettle soup recipe
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 celery sticks (sliced)
  • 3 bayleaves
  • thyme leaves
  • 5 potatoes (peeled and cut)
  • 300 milliliters cream
  • stock
  • 2 cups nettle leaves
  • butter
  1. cream of nettle soupcooked stinging nettles. Leaves picked from the stalks. Cooked leaves in a glass bowl and stalks on a chopping board
    • stinging nettles cooking in a pot of waterCook onion, celery and thyme leaves in butter until soft and fragrant.
    • Add potatoes, bay leaves and enough stock to cover it all plus a bit extra. 
    • Blanch the nettles in boiling water for 1-2 minute then drain and refresh it in cold water.
    • Pick the nettle leaves of the stalks
    • Once the potatoes are soft add the cooked nettles and cream.
    • Cook for another minute then add a good size knob of butter and blend it smooth. 
    • Serve with hard boiled egg slices or ham pieces in the soup
  2. cream of nettle soup blended in a saucepan with a stick blender

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