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James Chubb's Nettle Soup

James Chubb's Nettle Soup

James Chubb uses nettles, a wild and nutritious ingredient, to create this delicious, zingy soup...

So here is my recipe for nettle soup, and I really want you to try it for lunch - today! 

I would encourage you to pick the top four or six leaves of the nettle by hand and be firm and confident, and you wont sting yourself. If however, you are unsure, wearing a pair of washing up gloves means you wont get stung.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2
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1 onion, diced

Butter for frying

Garlic clove, crushed

2 double handfuls of nettle tops

1 litre water OR Chicken stock (no cubes)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Grated nutmeg, to taste

Natural yogurt, to serve


Fry a diced onion in butter until soft, add crushed clove of garlic and the nettle leaves and turn over in butter and onions.

Add 1 litre of water or chicken stock and simmer for 10 minutes until the nettles are quite wilted.

Add salt and pepper to taste and some grated nutmeg.

Whizz in a blender and serve hot with a swirl of natural yogurt.

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