• 3 cups fresh nettle leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cups olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • ¾ cups pine nuts or sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cups hard cheese, shredded (optional)


  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Put a pot of water on and when its boiling dump the fresh nettles in for just one minute.
  3. Strain well and get as much water out as possible. Add nettles to blender or food processor.
  4. Add garlic, pine nuts/sunflower seeds, olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice and cheese if you’re using it.
  5. Pulse until smooth and creamy and salt to taste. Enjoy!

Variation: use any combination of nettle, basil, sorrel, carrot tops, etc)