Before I show you my recipe for a wild garlic pesto, let me tell you a little about wild garlic. Wild garlic is an herb that is native to Europe, Asia and North America. It grows mainly in spring and is often found in forests and along riverbanks. Wild garlic is not only incredibly tasty, but also very healthy. Wild garlic contains many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is even said to have an antibacterial effect. Wild garlic is also known by other names, such as wild garlic or forest garlic.
If you’ve never tried wild garlic, you definitely should! It adds a delicious spice to dishes and can be used in many different recipes. Wild garlic pesto goes very well with pasta and gnocchi. A spoonful of wild garlic pesto also adds an aromatic flavour to a classic vinaigrette. It is a delicious spread for toasted white bread and harmonises with cheese. Mixed with yoghurt and sour cream, you get a strong, green barbecue sauce.
You can also preserve wild garlic for up to a year if you go out into the woods to look for it yourself. But enough chatting – let’s start with the recipe!