Wild garlic pesto (ramson pesto)
Recipe type: Pesto
Cuisine: Wild vegetables
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Serves: 300 grams
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) wild garlic
  • 50 g (1.7 oz) walnuts (lightly roasted)
  • 30 g (1 oz) Parmesan or Grana Padano (finely grated)
  • 120 ml (7 Imperial tbsp - 8 US tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash the wild garlic thoroughly and dry each leaf well.
  2. Coarsely chop the wild garlic leaves
  3. Roast the walnuts in a pan without any oil. Let cool.
  4. Transfer the walnuts to a food processor (or tall cup if you’re using an immersion blender). Blitz to chop the walnuts.
  5. Add some wild garlic to the food processor. Blitz to break up the leaves and mix them with the walnuts.
  6. Add the cheese and the rest of the leaves. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Turn the machine back on and slowly pour in the olive oil until well blended.
  8. Spoon into a small jar.
Recipe by Herbstead at https://www.herbstead.com/wild-garlic-pesto/