Thursday, 1 May 2014

Nature's bounty - wild garlic pesto

MIAMI friend Anne from North Devon posted this picture of her early morning walk with her dogs. Spotting the plentiful wild garlic I suggested she make some pesto. She asked for a recipe and then 40 minutes later, having zipped out again to pick some leaves, she posted a picture on Facebook of the finished result.

If you are lucky enough to have wild garlic growing near you, give it a try - serve with pasta or on boiled potatoes.

Just whizz up a handful of garlic leaves in a blender with some Parmesan, pinenuts, a dash of lemon juice and plenty of olive oil. Absolutely delicious.

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  1. Sounds tasty but I thought the advice with wild garlic was that you must cook it as it can carry flukes (liver parasites). Same for wild watercress.

  2. I should have said that you need to wash the leaves thoroughly - and if you are nervous or the garlic is close to a popular dog-walking trail you can always blanch it quickly in boiling water first.