wild garlic soup – a mini mid-week adventure

wild garlic soup

I woke up this morning at 3am, never the best start to a day! I knew the only way to feel remotely human was to keep going. I met Michelle and decided a mini mid-week adventure was in order so off we headed for a bit of wild garlic foraging – I’ve always fancied making a soup with this seasonal green. We arrived at our stop and it was then I noticed that I was in fact wearing sandals and cropped jeans, completely unsuitable for a foray into the woods where the nettles are growing in very healthy patches alongside the garlic! Being the friend I am I sent Michelle in with the bag! Lunch today was a deliciously light soup, Spring in a bowl, and I have to say risking my friends ankles to the ever ready stinging nettle was definitely worth it.

If you do fancy trying this yourself please be mindful and don’t pick from the side of the road as there is too much pollution here from cars. Wear appropriate food-wear, brave the nettles and get right into the wood.

wild garlic soup

Serves 6-8


  • 40g butter
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 3 medium potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1.5 ltr vegetable stock
  • 300g wild garlic leaf
  • 100 ml double cream
  • salt and pepper


Melt the butter over a medium heat and add the onions, saute until soft. Add the vegetable stock and potatoes to the pan and simmer gently until the potatoes are cooked.
Add the wild garlic to the pan and allow to wilt for a couple of minutes then blitz the soup until smooth. Stir through the cream, season to taste and serve.

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  1. says

    wild garlic soup what a good idea why didn’t I think of that! I bet it tastes fabulous. Hoping I can still get my hands on some wild garlic to try it. If not next year for sure!. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

    • Lesley says

      I love wild garlic soup, its got the best savoury flavour. Michelle looked very sceptical at the vibrancy of the green soup when I served it up to her last year, however I’ve converted her! One of my favourite free seasonal ingredients.

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