Stinging Nettle Pesto

Gluten Free
Health score
44%
Stinging Nettle Pesto
45 min.
12
91kcal
3.07%sweetness
26.29%saltiness
8.77%sourness
5.93%bitterness
3.84%savoriness
100%fattiness
0%spiciness

Ingredients

  • cups stinging nettles raw chopped
  • 0.5 cup parmesan 
  • 0.5 cup pinenuts 
  • large garlic clove 
  • 0.5 cup olive oil 
  • tablespoon juice of lemon 
  • 12 servings salt and pepper to taste

Equipment

  • food processor
  • salad spinner
  • tongs

Directions

  1. Using tongs, blanche nettles for a minute or two in boiling water to neutralize the sting.
  2. Remove to a salad spinner and shake off excess water, then ball up your nettles and give one good squeeze to wring out more water.
  3. Chop nettles and add to a food processor with roasted pine nuts (or walnuts, if you prefer), grated Parmesan, garlic cloves, lemon juice, and seasoning.
  4. Pour half the olive oil in and...Whirrrr.
  5. Pour the rest of the oil in. Whir again, until your preferred consistency.

Nutrition Facts

Calories91kcal
Protein15.1%
Fat64.9%
Carbs20%

Properties

Glycemic Index
4.75
Glycemic Load
0.15
Inflammation Score
-6
Nutrition Score
11.679130434783%

Flavonoids

Eriodictyol
0.06mg
Hesperetin
0.18mg
Naringenin
0.02mg
Apigenin
0.01mg
Luteolin
0.01mg
Myricetin
0.02mg
Quercetin
0.03mg

Taste

Sweetness:
3.07%
Saltiness:
26.29%
Sourness:
8.77%
Bitterness:
5.93%
Savoriness:
3.84%
Fattiness:
100%
Spiciness:
0%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:90.93kcal
4.55%
Fat:6.78g
10.43%
Saturated Fat:1.21g
7.56%
Carbohydrates:4.7g
1.57%
Net Carbohydrates:1.4g
0.51%
Sugar:0.39g
0.43%
Cholesterol:2.83mg
0.94%
Sodium:262.69mg
11.42%
Protein:3.55g
7.1%
Vitamin K:226.08µg
215.32%
Manganese:0.86mg
43.21%
Calcium:266.75mg
26.68%
Vitamin A:929.26IU
18.59%
Fiber:3.31g
13.23%
Magnesium:41.71mg
10.43%
Phosphorus:94.87mg
9.49%
Iron:1.11mg
6.16%
Vitamin B2:0.1mg
5.84%
Copper:0.11mg
5.67%
Potassium:192.4mg
5.5%
Vitamin E:0.8mg
5.31%
Zinc:0.64mg
4.3%
Vitamin B6:0.07mg
3.55%
Vitamin B3:0.44mg
2.2%
Folate:8.72µg
2.18%
Vitamin B1:0.03mg
1.9%
Selenium:1.29µg
1.84%
Vitamin C:0.92mg
1.11%
Source:Foodista