Nettle Salsa

Nettles--wild greens often sold at farmers' markets--have a deep, earthy flavor. Because raw nettles can irritate bare skin, handle them with gloves; once cooked, they lose their sting. The salsa is also delicious over pasta.

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  • Servings: 3/4 cup
KEY: Summer, Sauces & Condiments, Fast, Make Ahead, Vegetarian

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Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 5 ounces nettles or baby spinach
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. Prepare an ice bath. In a pot of salted boiling water, blanch the nettles until tender, 2 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the nettles to the ice bath. Drain and squeeze dry, then chop.
  2. In a food processor, combine the nettles, shallot, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice and puree to a paste. Add the olive oil and puree until nearly smooth. Season with salt and pepper and scrape the salsa into a bowl.
Contributed By Published June 2013

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