Nettle Soup

Jo Zimny

By
@EmilyJo

My friend Bethan from Wales sends me recipes all the time and in this batch was a recipe for Nettle Soup. We grow a huge patch of nettle every year and this recipe is perfect. This amazing green is sometimes called "Wonder Weed". Here's a link if you're interested in it. It' is very healthy for you!
globalhealingcenter.com/...tles-leaf

CAUTION!!: NETTLE LEAF CAN CAUSE IRRITATION TO THE SKIN SO WEAR RUBBER GLOVES WHEN YOU PICK IT.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

5.3 oz
stinging nettle leaves
2 Tbsp
coconut oil
1 large
onion, peeled and cut up
2 clove
garlic, peeled and chopped
1 large
leek, cleaned and cut thin, discard the green parts
2 large
celery stocks, chopped
2 Tbsp
quinoa or white rice, such as basmati
1 qt
stock, veggie or chicken
sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
6 Tbsp
plain yogurt
1 small
bunch ofg chives cut small to garnish the soup (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pick over the nettle leaves and toss out any stems, they are tough and don't taste too good.
2
Melt the coconut oil in a large pot over med-low heat. Add the onion, leek, celery and garlic and cover and sweat for 10 minutes, stirring a few times throughout the process. You want the veggies soft but not brown.
3
Add the rice and stock and bring up to a simmer and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
4
Add the nettle and stir it in and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
5
Puree the soup in a blender in two batches, or use a stick blender and puree the soup right in the pot.
6
Serve in warmed bowls with a large dollop of yogurt on tope. Sprinkle with chives if desired.
7
Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Stinging, #Nettle