Nettle Soup


For 4 people

  • 100 g fresh nettle leaves (without the stalks)
  • 1 onion
  • Curry powder
  • 1 L water
  • Salt
  • Plain yoghurt, low-fat (optional


  • Wash the nettles, pick them over and discard the tough stalks.
  • Chop the onion and brown it in a pan with some oil (preferably olive).
  • Add a few pinches of curry powder, then pour in the water and bring it to a boil.
  • Stop the fire and add the nettles, stir for a few minutes.
  • Blend in a blender to obtain a smooth soup (if made by hand, squeeze with a masher). You can add yoghurt if you want to.
  • Add a little salt, taste, and serve.

Dose quotidienne recommandée

Consume one portion of this soup to cover your daily intake of nettles.

Préparation et dosage

Consume 10 g/day (= 5 tablespoons) of dried nettle corresponding to approximatively 25 g of fresh nettles.

We recommend consuming nettle dried, or fresh and steamed for only a few minutes, in order not to lose its hypoglycaemic activity.

Proven health benefits of Nettle

Nettles are effective against prostate hyperplasia and seem also beneficial for kidney stone management and for their anti-inflammatory properties, even though further investigations are required to confirm these health benefits.

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