Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Don't worry - they don't sting when cooked! Nettles are very nutrient rich and of course - free! Don't gather them beside a busy road where they will have been contaminated by traffic fumes - we pick them in our garden. If you keep cutting them from springtime you get a regular supply of fresh leaves. Though we stop using them into summer as they seem to get rather insecty!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons vegan margarine or 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons white flour
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups freshly picked and washed young nettles (picked with gloves and caution!)
  • 2 cups soya milk
  • 1 cup water or 1 cup stock
  • salt and pepper


  1. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil or margarine for a few minutes.
  2. Stir in the nettles (no need to chop or remove stalks) until they soften.
  3. Stir in the flour and gradually add the soya milk and water or stock, stirring all the time.
  4. Add seasonings and liquidise.
  5. Delicious.


Most Helpful

Delicious! I used small nettles growing in our garden - still managed to get stung through the gloves! My son had it unblended whilst Dave & I blitzed ours up. Very successful and we'll be making this a lot. Many thanks!

Tina and Dave April 19, 2009

Nice soup. I did blanch the nettles in a seperate pot of boiling water before adding to the rest. I also used cows milk. Thanks for the recipe.

Wild Thyme Flour January 23, 2009

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