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Nettle recipes

7 Recipes

Make the most of foraged wild nettles in your cooking. Similar in taste to spinach, nettles make a great addition to soups, pesto and pie fillings, and are also a tasty toast topping

Nettle soup

4.25

(8 ratings)

Get your gloves on to forage for wild plants like nettles - once cooked they have a spinach or cabbage flavour
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Nettle spanakopita

5

(5 ratings)

Using nettles instead of spinach gives the classic spanakopita a spring time twist. Young nettles are a sweet, nutritious and free alternative to spinach
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Nettle gnudi with wild pesto

0

(0 ratings)

These Italian dumplings are like light balls of ricotta gnocchi, or the filling for ravioli - use freshly foraged nettles for a simple sauce
  • 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Wild garlic & nettle soup

5

(4 ratings)

Forage for some fresh spring greens and simmer with finely diced vegetables to make this vibrant, healthy, low-fat green soup
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Wild garlic pesto

4.8125

(16 ratings)

Transform your foraging finds into a tangy sauce by combining wild garlic leaves with parmesan, garlic, lemon and pine nuts. Or, use fresh young nettles
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Forager's ravioli

5

(1 rating)

Wild nettles are the star ingredient of this fresh ravioli. Swap in spinach if you're not a fan of foraging and serve with butter and crunchy hazelnuts...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian
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