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How to cook nettles! Steamed Nettles w/ Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sesame oil and Chives. Easy, delicious and detoxifying! Full of calcium and iron. #nettles #Vegan |

Steamed Nettles


Steamed Nettles with Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sesame oil and Chives. Easy, delicious and detoxifying, a tasty sidedish full of calcium and iron.


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  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Using tongs, add nettles to the boiling water and simmer until tender about 5 minutes. Turn heat off, let seep 10 minutes.
  3. Drain, reserving the nutrient-rich nettle broth, saving for soups or tea. If drinking as a tea, add fresh mint to the water to temper the flavor.
  4. Place wilted nettles on a cutting board and remove any tough stems or thick stems. Tender stems are OK.
  5. Chop the cooked nettles and place them in a bowl.  You should have about 1 ½ cups, after it’s cooked down.
  6. Season with soy sauce,  toasted sesame oil, furikake or toasted sesame seeds, chives and chive blossoms. Enjoy!


  1.  Of course you can always bump this up a notch by adding sautéed shallot, garlic and/or ginger.


  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 127
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 358.1 mg
  • Fat: 3.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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