Try at home recipe: Foraged Nettle Soup


  • 2 cups or 50g foraged nettle leaves (washed thoroughly)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 300 g potato 2 medium potatoes diced
  • 2 tsp veg stock
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice for taste


  • Prepare nettles carefully, wearing gloves – remove thick stalks and wash the leaves well.
  • In a medium saucepan heat the olive oil, then add the chopped onion and garlic.
  • Fry for a few minutes until softened.
  • Add the diced potato, water and vegetable stock powder and stir.
  • Cover the pan with a lid, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Check the potato is soft, and add the washed nettle leaves and allow the leaves to wilt down.
  • Finally, add the lemon juice

Optional Extras:

  • Blend the soup until smooth using a stick blender.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with a drizzle of extra virgin oil and a sprinkle of seeds or toasted nuts.