Sunday, 17 April 2016

Wild Garlic Pesto

Can you get wild garlic where you are? This time of year I can find it at my farmers market, but I understand that it's easily foraged for in the English countryside, if you know where to look (smell?). But for me, purchased is just fine. It looks like grass, and tastes like strong garlic - we're a garlic-loving household, so that's just fine too. Made this pesto today to go with a barbecue and we couldn't get enough. I didn't plan on posting about this, so forgive the photo quality, but it's so good I couldn't resist -  I'm not going to be humble, this is killer:

Wild Garlic Pesto

100g wild garlic (pictured above left)
100g fresh basil
50g walnuts (or pumpkin seeds)
Half a tablespoon salt
Half a lemon worth of juice
1/4 - 1/2 cup of olive oil, depending on how you like the texture.

(I tried to do a cute walnuts-in-hand photo, but my son wasn't having it. It's ok, you know what walnuts look like.)

So, you basically just whizz it all up in a food processor but I would suggest starting small with the oil, like 1/4 cup, then adding more as you blend it until you like the texture. I like it on the chunky side.

We had it on EVERYTHING. Bread, grilled asparagus, even some carrot sticks. I freely admit that I had a couple spoonfuls just by itself. It's SO good. This makes a lot, but you'll want a lot.

Get. In. My. Face.

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