Spring ramp soup

Ramp (wild garlic) is a very special plant, one of the first foods avalaible in the spring. Soups are always a great way to enjoy them. This recipe is very simple; in a nut shell, it is a basic potato soup made with shallots and the ramps added at the end. Just let the ramps shine and enjoy its special flavor in this simple soup!



  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 lb russet potatoes, cleaned and cut into cubes
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 20 ramps, feel free to use more if you have more
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Sautee the shallots in butter until translucent.
  2. Add paprika quickly, stir for 1 minute and add a little cold water.
  3. Add the chopped potatoes, the stock and let it cook for about 20 minutes.
  4. At the end add the whole ramps and cook for a few mintes on a slow boil.
  5. Add the cream, salt and pepper and puree the soup with an immersion blender to get a creamy consistancy.
  6. Serve with yoghurt and croutons if you wish!


Photo and text by twincitiesherbs.com.

photo by twincitiesherbs.com

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