Wild Garlic Pesto – Guest post from Eat Train Dressup!
It’s a happy time for domestic goddess at eat-train-dressup, wild garlic is well in season and we’ll try to make the most of it. As the web is full of fancy wild garlic recipes, we decided to come back to basic and make a simple wild garlic pesto. Here’s what you need to do.
Pick up your garlic leaves, make sure you do not forage it from the supermarket shelf. However, you can visit your local supermarket for some parmesan cheese, olive oil and pine nuts or walnuts.
- 200g of wild garlic
- 150g of grated Parmesan
- 100g of pine nuts or walnuts
- Olive oil and lemon for drizzling
Place washed leaves in a bowl and blend them using a hand blender. If you don’t have blender you can chop finely the leaves and blend them using a wooden spoon. Then combine it with cheese and nuts and drizzle with oil and give a good squeeze of lemon to brighten up its flavour. I would suggest staying away for an extra virgin olive oil as it can make your pesto a little bit bitter.
Once ready spoon the pesto into a nice Kilner type jar, make sure you don’t use jars with metal lids as wild garlic and oil tend to react with metal. You can use wild garlic pesto with your favorite pasta dish, or you can add it to your Sunday roast, or just spread over your toast…and the list goes on…. Or maybe just let your imagination go wild…..
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Love this simple recipe!