Nettle Soup

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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)

How to Make Nettle Soup

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!

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About Nettle Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Hashtags: #Stinging #Nettle



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