Nettle Pesto, Avocado, Caramelized Leeks With Scrambled Eggs Over Toast

Ingredients

2 cups nettles**
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1/4 cup olive oil plus more for sauteing
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
1 large leek, chopped and husk removed
1 clove garlic, minced

Preparation

1
Make nettle pesto by adding fresh nettles, pine nuts, oils, and parmesan cheese, into a food processor or blender. Pulse to blend, adding oil slowly. Add a bit more oil or even a splash of water to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
2
Set pesto aside. Add a couple dollops of olive oil to a small saute pan over medium-high heat. Add chopped leeks and add garlic after a couple minutes. Saute until soft and caramelized, add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set leeks aside.
3
Use the same pan to scramble eggs, adding salt and pepper to taste. When eggs are cooked half-way through, add cooked leeks and stir until combined.
4
Place two slices of bread into the toaster until desired crispness.
5
Spread nettle pesto onto each slice of bread. Top with scrambled eggs and leeks, avocado slices and garnish with more grated parmesan cheese.

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Great for breakfast or lunch! Don't forget to wear gloves when cooking with nettles! If you don't have nettles, sub basil or parsley to make a basil or parsley pesto.

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 5:14pm

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