Good Question: What Can I Make With Stinging Nettles?

Good Question: What Can I Make With Stinging Nettles?

Faith Durand
Jun 25, 2009

We just saw stinging nettles at the farmers' market, and so did Lilia. She is wondering what to make with them. Any suggestions?

So my farmer's market has nettles this week. I once ate an amazing nettle pizza at Chez Panisse, but have never ventured to cook them myself - but they are in my CSA box this week. Any ideas for a stinging nettle recipe?

Lilia, here are some good tips on cooking with stinging nettles and a recipe for creamy soup made with nettles. For the pizza we would recommend steaming the nettles quickly, then topping a pizza and baking at high heat very briefly.

Readers, any other ideas or favorite recipes for stinging nettles?

Related: Seasonal Spotlight: Stinging Nettles

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