Mineral Rich Nettles Pesto
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Serves: 1 cup
  • 3 cups fresh nettles (or 1 cup dried nettles soaked in 2 cups water)
  • ½ cup parsley, rinsed
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice plus 1 tsp. zest
  • ½ cup parmesan grated (optional)
  • ½ tsp. Real sea salt
  1. If you are using fresh nettles, blanch quickly in hot salted water. If using dried nettles, soak overnight in room temperature water (or 6-8 hours). Drain excess water.
  2. Add nettles, parsley, garlic, walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice, parmesan and sea salt.
  3. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
  4. Spread the pesto on top of sourdough toast, crackers, fish, chicken, or pasta. Or you can use it as a dip for your next veggie crudite. Any way you decide to eat it, it’ll surely give you the protein and mineral boost you need.
Recipe by Andrea Beaman at https://andreabeaman.com/mineral-rich-nettles-pesto/