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Wild Garlic Pesto recipe

wildgarlicwoodWe’re surrounded by wild garlic in the woods around here at the moment and so Mum made some Wild Garlic Pesto today. She said it would be good to post on the blog so here’s the recipe:

Wild Garlic Pesto

For every 100g of wild garlic leaves

200ml olive oil

50g pine nuts or walnuts

1-2 cloves garlic (if you like it punchy)

50g Parmesan

Salt and pepper

Blanch the leaves in boiling water for about 10 secs then cool and dry quickly. After that whizz the leaves with the oil, nuts and garlic until smooth. Then add the Parmesan (grated) and season.  Hey presto – it’s pesto!


Author: Jackson

Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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