2019 winning GROW2CEO Recipe

Got Community School are the winners of this years GROW2CEO. Here is there delicious recipe that WOWed the judges.

Serves 16 people

Prep Time 15 minutes


8 leaves of Coole Wild garlic (or 2-3 cloves of garlic)

6 Fresh Nettle leaves

800g of Spinach

2 medium leeks

2 medium carrots

2 sticks of celery 

3 medium potatoes

2 organic vegetable stock

2 litres of water

2 tbs lemon juice

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tin (400g) chickpeas

Almonds & Creme Fraiche to garnish



  • Prepare vegetables (Slice leeks, chop carrots, slice celery, peel & chop potatoes)
  • Heat oil in a large pot using moderate heat
  • Add all of the veggies (except spinach)
  • Cook slowly, sweating the veg until soft for 10 minutes, stirring regularly
  • ​Put water to boil in a separate pot with the veg stock and bring to the boil
  • Add the spinach and cook for two minutes until it is wilted
  • Remove the spinach from the pot and put immediately in an ice bath (cold water, pinch of salt and ice)
  • pour the stock onto the vegetables and cook for 15 minutes
  • Taste for seasoning, add salt/ nutmeg
  • Drain the cold, wilted spinach and add with lemon juice, blend until smooth
  • Drain & add the chickpeas
  • Serve with a garnish of creme fraiche/ cream and toasted almonds