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Nourishing Nettle Soup

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This nourishing nettle soup was a regular spring dish in my house when I was growing up. I remember my mother make a big pot of nettle soup every Saturday. In my family we all prefer it served topped with a spoon or two of yogurt. With mild and earthy flavor this soup is a rich source of minerals, carotenoids and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Nourishing Nettle Soup

  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Yield: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cooking Time: 30 min


  • 300 g fresh nettle leaves, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp rice
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Wash, dry and chop the nettle using rubber gloves.
  2. In a large soup pot, add onion,carrot and olive oil and saute until the onion becomes translucent and develops a bit of color, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped nettle and stir constantly for 1 minute, add the stock and bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes. Add the rice and cook until ready.
  4. Add the sour cream and stir everything together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Before serving, sprinkle the finely chopped parsley over the top.

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