- Mountains And Waters
Add nettles to salted boiling water for 1 minute. Drain immediately. (Save water for nettle tea.) Put greens in ice water to stop the cooking. Cool, strain and remove moisture completely (use a towel). Coarsely chop nettles. In a blender or food processor, blend with garlic cloves and pine nuts.
While pulsing, add olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
Option: Add grated Parmesan cheese and/or a touch of lemon juice at the end. Some day I’m going to make this with a mixture of nettles and basil! Or with garlic mustard.
Makes 1 generous cup.