Posted by: marthabernie | August 8, 2015

Nettle Soup

I have never had nettle soup, but it is a recipe that you often find in traditional Irish cookery books.  During the Famine in the 1840’s, apparently many people collected nettles and made this soup to survive.  I would try it if I came across it, but I am not inclined to go to the trouble of making it, and of course, it would be hard to find Irish nettles in California!  Take a look…

Nettle Soup.


  1. I loved this recipe too; I’ve eaten wild flora my entire life. Not familiar with California flora, but as far as I know, nettles are nettles; I’ve eaten them along the Mason-Dixon line, in the north-east states, and in England, Ireland, and Scotland. I don’t know if you’re a meat-eater, but they go great with venison.


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