Nettle and Chard Garden Soup

What to have for lunch today from my permaculture garden?

4 large handfuls of nettles

4 large Chard leaves

2 large potatoes sliced thinly

2 vegetable stock cubes

3 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of chopped dill

Salt and pepper to taste

  • With rubber or latex gloves, wash and rinse stinging nettle and chard.
  • Chop the chard.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion to pan and cook until starting to soften, about 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and potatoes to pan, cook for 5 minutes over medium heat stirring every minute or so until potatoes begin to stick.
  • Add nettles and chard to pan.
  • Add stock to pan, bring to boil and then simmer for 10 minutes until potatoes and nettle stems are soft.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Use a hand blender to puree all ingredients into a smooth soup.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add chopped dill.
  • Serve with goats yogurt and sourdough.

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