Be sure to wear heavy gloves when removing the nettle leaves from the stems. If you can't find nettle leaves, you can substitute Swiss chard or spinach with delicious results.
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This soup cannot be called luxurious--perhaps it's not the nature of nettles. It does not taste like spinach; it has its own taste. I found the soup bland. My child did not like the taste or smell. I would not make nettles soup again. Sorry.
I've made this recipe many times and it is great. I am vegetarian/no garlic/no onions so I make it with "better than chicken" stock and no onions and it is still fabulous. I wildcraft my nettles right before cooking.