Nettle Party Dip


Seems as if life has given me an extra large scoop of fun lately.  The growing season has begun, and my head is spinning with new plants to learn.  I've been going to really great events, and meeting new friends, and have been extra busy in the happy way.

And since I'm feeling so joyful and festive, I naturally want to make party foods as well.  Because I'm overflowing with nettles, my mind immediately thought of those spinach dips that were at every party in the 90's.  You know, the ones that frequently appeared in bread bowls.  Well, this version is even better.

Stinging Nettle Party Dip

8 oz. softened cream cheese
4 oz. goat chevre
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 c. blanched, squeezed dry, and chopped nettles
1 c. blanched, squeezed dry, and chopped yucca blossoms
1/4 c. chopped wild onion greens
1/4 tsp. salt
pinch of red chile flakes

1.  Use and hand mixer to whip together the cream cheese, goat cheese, milk, lemon juice, salt, and chile flakes.

2.  Stir in the nettles, yucca blossoms, and onion greens with a spoon until they are well distributed.

Try this recipe with bread, crudites, tossed into warm pasta, atop a baked potato, or on some of my gluten-free wild oregano crackers.


I'm sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop, and Real Food Wednesday, and Pennywise Platter Thursday.

Comments

  1. This sounds delicious, I want to come to your party! :) Thanks for sharing another great foraging recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  2. at first i thought you were joking but you convinced me,,

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  3. I think you inspired me--I found wild asparagus on my walk yesterday.

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  4. Was it still good, or had it gone to seed? If you ever want to go foraging, let me know. I'm headed out to collect elder flowers and wild roses today. And come fall, we could score a ton of apples for baby food :)

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  5. I have to admit I wrinkled my nose at the title, even though I've had nettle tea before. ...or perhaps BEACAUSE I've had nettle tea before lol!

    You've semi-convinced me though and I've bookmarked the recipe to try at some point :)

    I'm also taking part in the Hearth & Soul hop and that's how I found your blog.

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  6. I love any recipe with an agreeable amount of onion powder in it!! This sounds delicious girly-friend!

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  7. Aurelia - Nettle as a food is so easy, so delicious. Why take infusions when you can eat your medicine?

    Christy - Go find some!!! I dare you (take leather gloves!).

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  8. Can you use dried nettle and yucca blossom?

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    1. I've never tried it, but I don't see why not. You might have to add a smidge more milk to compensate. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

      Do you dry yucca blossoms? I've never preserved them that way. What do they look and taste like after they've dried?

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