Wild Green Recipes: Stinging Nettle Pizza
Stinging nettle pizza
Urban foraging was once the realm of hard-core locavores. Not anymore. Some farmers' markets now offer wild greens (a.k.a. edible weeds) and foraging groups abound. If you plan to forage for your wild greens, make sure you're picking what you think you're picking, as many edible weeds have toxic look-alikes.
This week, we'll show you how to prepare your wild greens.
Recipe #2: Stinging Nettle Pizza
The leaves of this plant are the bane of every hiker. You'll definitely want to wear rubber gloves while picking and cleaning them. It's well worth it though; in addition to being packed with iron and vitamin C, there's some evidence that there may be medical uses for stinging nettle. Try pairing this pizza with an eco-friendly beer.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Prepare a large bowl with ice water. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Wearing gloves, add the nettles and cook until wilted but still bright green (about 3 minutes). Drain the nettles and transfer to the ice water to cool. Drain well. Squeeze the excess water out with your hands, and roughly chop the cooked nettles.
Roll out the pizza dough so that it fits on the cookie sheet or pizza pan. In a bowl, smash the roasted garlic cloves with a fork, and coat the top of the pizza dough with the garlic paste. Sprinkle on the cheese of your choice. Arrange the nettles, garlic cloves, tomatoes, and mushrooms on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese melted. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
I think you can skip the ice water step, just rinse the nettles with cold water in a strainer.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (623g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 9 (10%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 1g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.4g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 25.5mg||1 %|
|Potassium 1221.7mg||32 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 19.9g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6.1g||24 %|
|Sugars, other 13.8g|
|Protein 4.9g||7 %|
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Calories per serving: 92
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