Nettles with walnuts and thyme.
Description: A very good appetizer, clean and improve our blood and of course it is very valuable for our skin. It will brighten up your menu.
1 kg (2,2 lb) washed nettles, or spinach.
1 cup flour.
oil to fry.
3 - 7 garlic cloves.
1 - 2 tbsp thyme, chopped.
4 tbsp walnuts, chopped, toasted.
salt, red pepper, 6% apple vinegar to taste.
5 eggs, for decoration.
1. Wash nettles, put into boiled water and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Strain and drain well. Chop cooked nettles finely. If you use Spinach, wash, drain and chop it.
2. Fry flour in the skillet with oil, add red pepper. Add chopped nettles, thyme, garlic, vinegar and several tbsp of water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Season, add walnuts and stir. Decorate with half eggs, serve hot.
Nettles pesto with walnuts and basil.
Description: You can then blanche nettles in boiling water for 30 seconds to remove the stingers.
3 cups of fresh nettle, blanched
1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
30 g nuts, toasted
30 g grated parmesan
40 ml extra virgin olive oil
Basil, salt and freshly ground pepper
Take all of the ingredients and put them in a food processor. Blend until you produce a smooth paste. Spread over your favorite salad, pasta or pizza. You can add the amount of basil and pepper to taste.
Lemon balm ginger and pumpkin seeds paste
It’s so tasty used as a dip or on a salad.
100 g walnuts or pumpkin seeds
1 handful fresh lemon balm
1 heaped teaspoon of ginger
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 apple (medium)
1 lemon juiced
Soak walnuts in water for atleast 3 hours. After soaking, drain, discard soak water and place walnuts in a jug for blending. Peel and finely chop 1 heaped teaspoon worth of fresh ginger. Roughly chop your apple and juice lemon. Add all ingredients together and blend in the jug until you achieve desired consistency. Serve immediately. It should also keep in the fridge for a 2 days.