Soupe d'orties

Nettle soup

Nettles are generally known for the unpleasant stinging sensation they cause us when touched. When cooked, nettles are tasty and full of mineral salts, trace elements, protein and contain 6 times more vitamin C than the orange! This is why Vaudois people have always appreciated the plant in this soup.

Recipe adapted from

Ingredients (serves 4)
50 g nettle shoots, rinsed and chopped
250 g potatoes, peeled and diced
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
7 dl meat broth
1 dl full cream
2 tbsp nettle shoots, rinsed and chopped

Put the nettles, potatoes, onions and garlic into a pot.
Baste with broth and let simmer for 30 min.
Crush the potatoes with a masher.
Add the cream and adjust the seasoning.
Sprinkle with chopped nettles and serve immediately.

Chef’s tips
Lovers of all things hot can add a red chili pepper.

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