Luckily, cooking breaks down the stinging parts of stinging nettles so the only tickling your innards get are from the nutrients packed inside Urtica dioica. For more about the health benefits of stinging nettles and where to find them, check out their entry in Meet the Plants. This soup is souper simple and so very good. It’s hearty, but with all the green goodness you crave after the winter. It really is the perfect early spring dish.
This soup gets blended, so it helps to start with the ingredients chopped up pretty small. Remember to wear gloves while handling fresh nettles.
You could make this entirely on the stove, but if you’ve got an electric pressure cooker, go ahead and use that.