Nettle Pesto


Nettle is a delicious and nutritious herb that is beloved by many. Spring is the perfect time to find and harvest juicy spring nettles. They love water and can be found along edges of fields and by riverbanks. Nettles are a mineral and iron powerhouse, full of nutrients that support the cardiovascular, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Because of their sting, it is important to process nettles before eating them. This can be done by drying, cooking, blending etc. Below is a tasty nettle pesto recipe that is dairy free.


RECIPE: Nettle Pesto

  • 3 cups packed nettle leaves

  • 1 lemon squeezed

  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt (you can add more if desired)

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Adjust ingredients for desired taste.

Be Well.