Nettle Soup

This nettle soup is a small, fine starter soup. The stinging nettle, lat. Urtica dioica, is rich in iron and chlorophyll and therefore has a particularly blood-forming effect. Internally, it is used for mucus in the chest and lungs, skin rashes and inflammation of the urinary tract.

Duration: 30-45 minutes

Amount: Serves 8-10


4 hands full of nettle leaves

1-2 medium onions, diced

1–2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons spelt flour

1- 1 1/2 litres vegetable stock

4-8 medium potatoes, boiled

250 millilitres cream

Herb salt



1. Wash the nettles and pat dry.

2. Cut the onions into fine cubes.

3. Heat the oil in a soup pot, sauté the onions until translucent, sprinkle with a little spelt flour and pour in the vegetable stock.

4. Add the nettle leaves to the stock after removing the stalks.

5. Add the cooked, diced potatoes and bring everything to the boil briefly.

6. If desired, refine with a little cream and season with herb salt and pepper.

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