Nettles for the picking! Spring is the time of year that nettles are just emerging and still tender. Nettles are nutritious greens and are free! Boil quickly to remove their sting, then sauté in a little mojo de ajo, they make a delicious quesadilla filling. Plus, you can drink the boiled water as a tea.
Pick away from a main road, ask permission if on someone else’s property
Use rubber gloves and wear covering clothing
Pick just the tips ie the bud down to the first or second set of leaves
Don’t pick when in flower
A handful is enough for 1 quesadilla about 20g