Stinging nettles are out and ready for eating in Bellingham. This prompted me to try my first stinging nettle recipe, pesto. It was delicious! I found the recipe at one of my favorite new blogs, Fat of the Land. The recipe itself was super easy. However, cleaning the nettles wasn't as straight forward as I anticipated. They were covered in bugs! Rinsing the nettles in salt water was an effective method to get rid of the bugs, but who would have thought?
The pesto was such a hit I'm thinking about harvesting more nettles and making enough pesto to freeze, replacing at least some of the basil pesto we would store this fall.
Stinging Nettle Pesto Recipe