6 cups of stinging nettles (young shoots are best)
1/3 cup olive oil
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup nuts (pine nuts, hazel nuts, walnuts
3 cloves garlic
½ tsp salt
pepper to taste
Wearing gloves, gather 6 cups of stinging nettles. Put into pot of boiling water for 1 minute, then put into a bowl of iced water. Dry thoroughly. I use a salad spinner but you could use a tea towel as well. Put nettle leaves, olive oil, parmesan cheese, nuts, garlic and salt and pepper into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Great with pasta, meat, fish or breads.