Try Something New: Nettles!

Sauteed Nettles and Kale:

Nettles are in season right now. They are rich in iron and make for a nice add-on to your sauteed veggies. I get mine at the farmer's market, and, lucky for me, they come washed in a bag so I don't have to touch them! They will sting if you touch them before they are cooked, so the best way is to place them right from the bag into the pan.

Fresh Nettles

I saute them with other vegetables, such as kale.


  • Nettles
  • Kale
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • White wine
  • Miso (optional)
  • Red pepper flakes


  • Saute garlic in olive oil in large pan
  • Add washed, cut kale and nettles
  • Saute for about 3 minutes
  • Add about 1/2 cup of white wine
  • Let the liquid heat up briefly so the alcohol can evaporate
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  • Add a bit of water
  • Add miso (optional), about 1 tablespoon
  • Add red pepper flakes
  • Cook on low to medium heat with top on pan for about 5 minutes, until veggies are tender