Stinging Nettle Soup

Shared with permission from eBook Will Forage for Soup by Fresh Bites Daily.

Course Soup
Author Paula Miller


  • 1 quart chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fat of choice, chicken fat is tasty in this soup
  • 4 cups nettle leaves fresh, well washed
  • Sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper freshly ground, to taste


  1. Heat the broth to a simmer in a large soup pot.
  2. While the broth is heating, saute the onion and garlic in the oil using a medium skillet.
  3. When the broth comes to a simmer, add the sauteed vegetables and the nettle leaves.
  4. Gently stir the soup for about two minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and allow the soup to rest for 10 minutes before serving it.
  6. Taste for salt and pepper.
  7. Make necessary adjustments.