Nettle pesto proves a hit in Queen’s Park

The home made paste was sold at the Queen’s Park farmer’s market

They can leave a nasty taste in the mouth when you get stung by them.

But inventive chefs in Brent have found a new, tasty use for stingy nettles – pesto.

Members of the environmental group Transition Kensal to Kilburn, handpicked nettles from Kensal Green cemetery in Harrow Road, and ground them down into a pesto to sell at Queen’s Park Farmer’s Market, in Salusbury Road.

The paste proved a hit with foodies with jars flying off the shelf.