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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 with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Chive Blossoms


A simple tasty way to prepare fresh nettle tips.


  • 6 ounces fresh nettle tips
  • salt– generous 5 finger pinch
  • 12 teaspoons toasted sesame oil ( be sure to use TOASTED)
  • generous 5 finger pinch TOASTED sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chives or chive blossoms


  1. Bring 6 cups of water to 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.
  4. Place on a cutting board and move only the tough or thick stems. Tender stems are OK.
  5. Chop the cooked nettles and place in 1 or two bowls. You should have about 1 ½ cups, after it’s cooked down.
  6. Mix in salt. Drizzle with toasted sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, chives and chive blossoms.
  7. NOTE: Of course you can always bump this up a notch by adding sautéed shallot, garlic and or ginger.


  • Calories: 127

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