The tips of nettle plants can be used until late May (when they start to flower) to make a wide variety of dishes.
The tips of the young nettle plants are used ....
|Nettle soup with a sprig of parsley|
chilli powder (optional)
Two large handfuls of washed nettle tips
Desert spoon of tahini
Splash of soya sauce
Wash the nettles and chop roughly. Fry the onion in some oil with the spices and garlic, add the diced potatoes, nettles and boiling water. Cook until potatoes are tender. Add a desert spoon of tahini and a splash of soya sauce and blend to make a smooth soup.
Vegan nettle tart
Make shortcrust pastry (250g flour, 10cl olive oil, 10cl of water and two pinches of salt)
For the filling: Soja cream, cooked carrots and potatoes and chopped nettles. Liquidise and spread onto pastry. Cook in the oven 30 minutes.
Lentil Stew with Nettles, cleavers and oseille
Cook onions, garlic and spices in oil, then add lentils and boiling water with the chopped nettles, cleavers and oseille.