Wild garlic pesto

Sorry for missing Friday’s post, I’ve been busy with exams and then work straight away!

I was so excited the other week to accidentally stumble upon a whole hillside of wild garlic! I grabbed a big bunch of the leaves and carried them around in my bag, subsequently leaving a pungent garlic-y trail in my wake, until we went back to the flat some hours later. I popped them in a container of water and put them in the fridge so they were fresh and a little less limp to use the next day, when I decided to make them into wild garlic pesto – which was soo delicious. It’s a lot fresher, lighter and has a more delicate taste than regular pesto, and so good with so many different foods 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 100g wild garlic leaves
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • juice 1 lime
  • dribble olive oil
  • salt

Method:

(makes approx. 1/2 a 250g jar)

  1. Throw the garlic leaves, pine nuts, garlic and lime juice in a blender until thoroughly combined.
  2. Slowly pour in the olive oil, a little at a time until you are happy with the consistency.
  3. Season with the salt, and eat!
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve never heard of using lime juice in pesto. Very neat idea.

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    1. Haha, it’s actually mainly because I already had a lime open XP and it turned out really tasty!

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      1. I love that. That’s how things happen in our kitchen too.

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  2. mynovelmyenchantment says:

    Mmmmmmmm ❤️

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