There are so many delicious ways to eat nettles! I received the below recipe for quiche through a friend of mine. And, for myself, I like to treat nettles very similar to spinach. They are great steams for a few minutes, or sautéd with onion and garlic. I also use them in soups with great result!

Nettle Quiche

  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 frozen 9-inch deep dish pie shell (or make your own)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese or 2 cups chopped drained cooked vegetables or 2 cups protein of choice or a mixture of all cheese, veggies and meat making up 2 cups.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add filling and milk and mix well. Pour mixture into frozen pie crust. Place quiche on cookie sheet and bake on the middle oven rack for 45-50 minutes, or until top is browned and a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve with a crisp green salad or maybe some fresh fruit on the side.

This video outlines some of the wonderful nettle qualities!