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Wild Garlic Pesto

Quick, easy, and super flavorful gluten-free Wild Garlic Pesto – Amazing tossed with pasta, and just as tasty served with salads & baked potatoes!

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I love wild garlic pesto sauce just as much as the traditional basil pesto recipe.

It’s LOADED with tons of flavor, incredibly easy to make, and as an added bonus, it’s totally gluten-free.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE WILD GARLIC PESTO

Ready in just 5 minutes, all you only need to make this easy recipe is:

  • fresh wild garlic leaves
  • high-quality olive oil
  • garlic glove
  • pine nuts
  • finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste

HOW TO MAKE WILD GARLIC PESTO

  1. Roast pine nuts in a pan on low to medium heat till nuts turn brown – see the full recipe and instructions below.
  2. Put garlic, parmesan, olive oil, roasted pine nuts in a food processor, add wild garlic leaves in batches to process.
  3. Add salt to taste

Serve with pasta or over baked potatoes. Add to a salad, with cooked meat, or simply on top of toasted bread. YUM!

TIPS FOR MAKING WILD GARLIC PESTO

  • You can find and forage wild garlic, also known as ramsons, in many public parks in Europe and America.
  • You can replace wild garlic leaves with basil leaves for basil pesto.
  • Wild garlic’s brief season is a source of excitement in the Fine Food Specialist office. Wild garlic pesto is often used in Italian fine dining.
  • If you cannot forage for wild garlic where you are, most Chinese shops sell Chinese garlic chives (also a seasonal vegetable) that can be used as a replacement. It tastes similar but the hint of garlic is a lot weaker.

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wild garlic pesto recipe

Wild Garlic Pesto

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Quick, easy, and super flavorful vegan & gluten-free Wild Garlic Pesto – Amazing tossed with pasta, and just as tasty served with salads & baked potatoes!

Ingredients

  • 300g wild garlic leaves
  • 180g olive oil
  • 1 garlic glove
  • 75g pine nut
  • 75g finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

    1. Roast pine nuts in a pan on low to medium heat till nuts turn brown. Do not add any oil, dry roast only. Be patient, it takes a while for all the nuts to turn brown.
    2. Put garlic, parmesan, olive oil, roasted pine nuts in a food processor, add wild garlic leaves in batches to process.
    3. Add salt to taste
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 634mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

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