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Nettles Pizza!!!

Friday, May 03, 2013

Here it is--pizza #50! I'm really proud of this one. I work at a health food store with a nice produce selection and a local person brought in fresh nettles to sell. I was thinking of making green smoothies [and still am!], and I was already thinking of making a green pizza, and believe me, nothing's greener than nettles! Honestly, eating nettles is like eating feral spinach; like feasting on some mystical superfood of nature spirits, I mean this stuff is RICH, folks! Did I mention that it has stingers, so handle with care. Totally worth it!

I think I made a green pizza before, but that one literally pales in comparison. This one was beyond green! I started out with a whole wheat crust, then covered it with an arugala pesto that I'd made earlier in the week, then topped that with a thick layer of chopped nettles that I'd wilted in a hot oven. {Heat takes care of the formic acid stingers} Then I put on some Daiya mozzarella.
Then I layered on some more green stuff: green peppers, green spring onions, and zucchini, that I'd sauteed in nettle infusion!

Then I baked the whole glorious mess.

I served it topped with even more green stuff: luscious avocado! And it was great with some humuus and vegetables on the side. I loved every bit of it!

Can you tell I'm excited about this pizza? It was so wild, feral and green. Apparently, nettles do some crazy things to me!
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    That looks so good. I have heard that nettles are edible but have not found any to eat. Although I do remember running through patches of the stuff when I was a child playing in the woods down by the river.
    1270 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    yummy and i don't even know what nettles taste like

    what a great 50th pizza.
    1271 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/4/2013 8:51:38 AM
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