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Nettle Soup

Nettle Soup Purple Sage Farms
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4
Nettle soup is a delicious and nutritious dish that embodies the flavors and freshness of springtime in Idaho. It is made from locally grown herbs, a specialty crop of Idaho, that are carefully selected and harvested by skilled growers. This recipe honors the timeless tradition of incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients into our diets and celebrates the renewal of springtime.

Categorized: Soups/Salads


  • 1 pound fresh nettle leaves, washed and trimmed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)


  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Add the nettle leaves to the pot and stir until they are wilted and coated with the onion and garlic mixture.

  • Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the nettles are very tender.

  • Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. Alternatively, carefully transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth.

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream, if desired