Saucepan of nettle soup topped with nettle flowers

Nettle 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

8 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

No nettles? This simple rustic dish can also be made using spinach

20 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 15 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
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