As winter comes to and end and Spring approaches, there’s nothing quite like the fresh and fragrant flavours of wild garlic to liven up your dishes. This delicious and versatile herb grows wildly in wooded areas throughout the spring, and it’s easy to spot thanks to its distinctive white flowers and delicious garlicky aroma.
If you’re lucky enough to have a patch of wild garlic growing nearby, or if you can find it at your local farmer’s market, you’ll definitely want to try this luxurious wild garlic pesto recipe. It’s perfect for adding a bold and flavorful twist to pasta, sandwiches, and more.
Not only is wild garlic delicious, it’s also packed with nutrients. See our article on the benefits of wild garlic. It’s high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, making it a healthy addition to any diet. So why wait? Get out there and forage for some wild garlic, or grab a bunch at your local market. Then give this easy and delicious pesto recipe a try – you won’t be disappointed!
Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe
Wild garlic pesto is a delicious and luxurious twist on traditional basil pesto. It’s perfect for adding a fresh and flavorful kick to any dish. Here’s a recipe for you to try at home:
- 50g wild garlic leaves, washed and dried
- 50g Parmesan cheese, grated
- 25g pine nuts
- 100ml extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine the wild garlic leaves, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until well combined and finely chopped.
- With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil through the feed tube. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Season the pesto with salt and pepper to taste. Pulse the food processor a few more times to fully combine the ingredients.
- Transfer the pesto to a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Enjoy your wild garlic pesto on pasta, sandwiches, or as a spread for crostini. You can also mix it into soups or sauces for an extra boost of flavor.