After the snow hit us again last week we finally have a few days of spring here. It’s warm and sunny outside and I crave everything green. Speak of asparagus, spinach and also wild garlic.In fact wild garlic is absolutely underrated in my eyes and I am fairly positive that at least 85% of my friends have never even heard of it let alone eaten it. Which is a shame in my eyes because it tastes great! But maybe I am a little biased as I really really love garlic in general!
I got super excited last week when I finally found some wild garlic in the grocery store and I couldn’t wait to use it my favorite way: as pesto paired with parmesan!
It’s basically the only way I really enjoy the wild garlic as it’s pretty dominant in taste and – not surprising – very garlic-ish. But I can go super crazy with adding this pesto to anything! My favorite is a spinach quesadilla but of course any dressing, pasta sauce, dip, sandwich… benefits of a nice little garlic-ish twist! And as a plus, it’s super easy to make and takes you only five minutes!
Wild Garlic Parmesan Pesto
- 100 g wild garlic - round about two full hands
- 1/2 cup roasted pine seed
- 3/4 cup parmesan
- 3 T olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Give the wild garlic and pine seed in a food processor and pulse
- Add the other ingredients and pulse again until you reach the desired consistency
If you don't possess a food processor you can also use a hand-held blender or even a mortar and pestle. If you use a mortar make sure to pestle the ingredients bit by bit.
You can prevent pesto from going off by covering it with more olive oil. The oil seals the pesto and keeps it fresh
Don't make this pesto or don't try this pesto right before you have to see clients. After all it's made of garlic 😉
I am linking up with Laura again today! Let’s find out what kind of #strangebutgood recipes the other bloggers came up with 😀
Now I am going to dive in my data again. I can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel! Fingers crossed I will be able to rock this presentation next week! Who are we kidding – I will be rocking this anyways 😉 Even if I have to work night shifts. Okay who are we kidding now? I have already started to work night shifts 😛
Have a great Friday and a fabulous weekend!
I love wild garlic! You don’t see it often in stores in the UK but if you have someone who knows where to forage them then that’s the key! Normally I just add them to salads and mix with other greens but if I get my hands in any I am totally using it to make pesto!
Oh in salads seems like a good way to enjoy them. Next time I reserve a few leaves for this 🙂
Wild garlic is so good! You’re right about it being perfect for presto. It tames it just enough.
It tames it just enough -> perfectly said!
Lily Lau says
Wild garlic and parmesan, you got me at those! 🙂
It’s a great combo. yum <3
I love anything with garlic. I could eat it for days!!