The Nicest Nettle Soup

This is a really lovely soup and is even good for you!  You don’t need too much stinging nettle to make it.

100g young nettle leaves

4 Tbsp olive oil

60g butter

6 spring onions, finely chopped

1 tsp chopped garlic

150g potatoes, chopped

1 carrot, grated

2 -3 celery leaves, finely chopped

1 bay leaf

1 l water

250ml plain yoghurt (or sour cream)

Salt and pepper

 

Liquidise the nettle leaves with the olive oil.

Gently fry the onions in the butter until soft, but not brown.

Add the potatoes, celery, bay leaf, garlic, carrots and water and cook until the potatoes are soft.

Liquidise until smooth.

Return to the pan and add the nettle mixture, yoghurt and season to taste. Gently heat but don’t boil.

Serve with crusty bread or croutons

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