Made With Whole Grains

Nettle Pesto Bread

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Nettle Pesto Bread

Nettle pesto bread - Marbled baked goods with that certain something.

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Health Score:
9,4 / 10
25 min.
ready in 2 h. 25 min.
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Nutritional values

The leaves of nettle bring a lot of iron, calcium, beta-carotene and vitamin C. They have a draining effect, lower blood sugar and are said to flush toxins from the body.

If you prefer something more classic, you can also prepare the pesto with fresh basil.

1 slice contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie115 kcal(5 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat4 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates15 g(10 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage2.3 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin K1 μg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.9 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate18 μg(6 %)
Pantothenic acid0.4 mg(7 %)
Biotin2.1 μg(5 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C21 mg(22 %)
Potassium144 mg(4 %)
Calcium69 mg(7 %)
Magnesium35 mg(12 %)
Iron2.7 mg(18 %)
Iodine2 μg(1 %)
Zinc1.1 mg(14 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.8 g
Uric acid41 mg
Cholesterol1 mg
Complete sugar1 g


¾ oz fresh Yeast
1 ½ tsps salt
21 ozs Whole Grain Spelt Flour
3 ½ ozs young nettle tips
1 oz Parmesan
1 oz Pine nuts (2 TBSP.)
3 Tbsps olive oil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps


Dissolve yeast and salt in 6.5 ounces lukewarm water. Add flour and knead with the dough hook of the hand mixer or with your hands in 5 minutes to a smooth dough. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.


Meanwhile, for the pesto, wash nettle tops and shake dry. Grate the Parmesan cheese. Process nettles with pine nuts, Parmesan and olive oil in a mortar to a paste or puree finely.


Knead the dough again with your hands on a floured surface and shape into a rectangle. Spread with pesto and fold or roll the dough over it. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, cover with a damp kitchen towel and let rise for another 30 minutes.


Make several diagonal cuts on the top of the bread with a very sharp knife. Bake in a preheated oven at 475 °F for 25-30 minutes.