"This is a dense and delicious dark green nettle soup. Make it when nettles show up at the farmers markets in the Spring. Be sure to wear gloves when handling the nettles or they'll sting ya!" — Always Cooking Up Something
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extra virgin olive oil
white onion, diced
salt and pepper to taste
Yum! This was super easy to prepare and wonderful. My only criticisms would be: 1) This is too rich. Rather than a soup, it would make an amazing pasta sauce, particularly for cheese ravioli. 2) What is the cream shown in the photo? We served it with kackavall, an Albanian salty cheese similar to feta, but I'm guessing sour cream or heavy cream would also be good.
this is really good soup! added a bit of lemon juice to my recipe and it came out excellent! I served mine with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkled with pepper. It was a major hit with the husband!
This is so easy to make and tastes great. I ate it as a soup, but plan to use the leftovers on pasta as a previous reviewer suggested. I will also use low salt chicken broth next time as it was just a little salty for my taste.
We made a half batch of this, close to how it's written. Had 1/2 lb of nettles, but since we wound up with more than 2 cups of chicken broth (the can we had was around 20-22 oz), I used the full 1/4 cup of rice and the whole medium onion to thicken it a bit.
This is a nice, simple recipe which has an unexpected depth of flavor. It made our first experience with actually EATING stinging nettles (rather than simply getting stung by them) a very good one. We'll definitely make this again!
OMG, yum!!! I have to admit I didn't measure anything and I added way more rice than required. When I lifted the lid after simmering it, it was like a risotto and so so yummy!!! Wow, I'm hoping I can recreate it exactly, it was DELISH. My 1 1/2 year old devoured it and my meat loving husband couldn't get enough. I can't wait till next week when I can buy more nettles at the farmers market!!!!
Simple yet so delicious. I would agree with the other reviewers, that it would make a better sauce than a soup because the flavor of the nettles was a bit overwhelming for me when I ate it straight. It reminded my husband of palak paneer, so he added chunks of sauteed tofu to the soup and it was a great addition! We'll eat the leftovers over rice.
Ive been drinking stinging nettle tea for years... thank you for this great recipe...
Very nice! Went out and harvested some nettles this afternoon. Good spur of the moment recipe. I modified it a bit though, with chopped potatoes instead of rice, and a dash or two of sugar (didn't have any honey). Thank you, and love the pic!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Stinging Nettle Soup
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 107
** Calories from Fat: 31
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