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STINGING NETTLE PESTO - Harvest, Prepare & Stinging Nettle Pesto Recipe

STINGING NETTLE PESTO - Harvest, Prepare & Recipe #STINGINGNETTLES #MoatCottageHomesteading

- Start - How to harvest Stinging Nettles - Harvesting Stinging Nettles in early Spring, when they are freshly grown and at their best

- 1.00 - How to prepare Stinging nettles for eating - Blanching the Stinging Nettles to remove the sting

- 2.50 - Stinging Nettle Pesto recipe

Stinging Nettle Pesto Ingredients

- 2/3 Cup blanched & cut Stinging Nettle Leaves

- 1 to 3 small cloves of garlic

- 6 Tablespoons of finely grated Hard Cheese (4 for blending and 2 for adding with lemon, so you have more texture) I use Parmesan

- 1/3 cup Walnut halves

- 4 to 8 tablespoons (depending on consistency you want) of Olive Oil, your favorite quality, local variety

- Salt

- Juice of 1 Lemon or Orange if you prefer some sweetness

I love this Pesto with fermented carrots, or on crackers and on homemade pasta too,


Elissa Jayne


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