Cheap nettle soupSubmitted by: POOKAKIFE
IntroductionQuick and easy soup, using nettles, spinach or whatever greens you have laying about.
Good for students or those on a tight budget. Quick and easy soup, using nettles, spinach or whatever greens you have laying about.
Good for students or those on a tight budget.
One pint of stock (any will do, veg is best)
Half pint of milk (semi skinned if you prefer)
Half an onion
1 clove of garlic
dash of soy sauce (optional)
A couple of handfuls of nettle tips (or spinach)
Wash the nettles to remove any unwanted extras.
Place in a saucepan with milk and stock and heat until warm, heating the nettles destroys the sting.
Pour contents of pan into blender and add half a small onion and a clove (segment) of garlic.
Blitz the hell out of it in the blender then return to the pan and simmer (do not boil).
Add a dash of soy sauce if you like, other wise serve as is or pass through a sieve to remove the leaf pulp.
This is quite a versatile recipe, you can add chopped potatoes or other root vegetables to make it a little more filling.
Just experiment with whatever left overs you have in the house.
Number of Servings: 2
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user POOKAKIFE.
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Nettles are fantastically high in vitamins A and C, and rich in nutrients, including calcium, choline, magnesium, boron, iron, iodine, silica, sulfur, potassium, chlorophyll, histamine, serotonin, glucoquinones, bioflavonoids, tannins and amino acids. They're unusually high in protein (40%). - 11/26/08