Stinging Nettle Soup

Stinging Nettle Soup |

I know Spring is about to end and Summer is approaching, which means soup may not be a dish many people look forward to have to warm their stomach. I know many people prefer fresher dishes, but I have to share this unique soup with you. If you are following this blog for a while, you know the post about health benefits of stinging nettle. I bought a bunch from local bazaar and got this recipe from mom II. I was amazed with the result as I must admit I didn’t expect it to be that yummy. If you are aware of health benefits of this herb and looking for new ideas to use it in your dishes, try this soup.

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Stinging Nettle Soup
Serves: 4
  • 4 tbsp yogurt
  • ½ tbsp flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp bulgur
  • 2 tbsp boiled chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ bunch of stinging nettle
  • salt to taste
  1. Boil stinging nettle, strain and mash it.
  2. You will have 2 tbsp stinging nettle when mashed.
  3. Mix yogurt and flour, pour water and olive oil and mix.
  4. Pour it into a pot.
  5. Add bulgur and boil, stirring continually.
  6. Add salt, mashed stinging nettle and boiled chickpeas into this as a final step and it’s done!
  7. Serve hot.


  1. says

    I’m not sure I have any stinging nettle, but I’ll keep this in mind. Now, what do you have for thistle?

    When you mash the stinging nettle, does it fall apart, or do you need to chop it? Nice photo too.

    • says

      Diana, boiled stinging nettle leaves fall apart when you mash, but if the leaves are so big, you may have to chop them.
      Thistle? Never tried it before. Glad to hear if you have tried a recipe for it.

  2. megi says

    Hi Zerrin, the soup looks so comforting and I love that you use stinging nettle, I don’t think we can find it fresh here, do you think the dry kind will do for this kind of soup? Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  3. says

    Hi there! I cohost a recipe round up called Wild Things, and our featured herb for the month of June is nettle. Your soup looks delicious (I especially like the addition of the chickpeas), and I’d love it if you would contribute it to our collection of nettle recipes. If you’d like to join in on the fun, could you please send the link to your recipe to [email protected] ?

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