I have been enjoying collecting wild garlic and using it in cooking, making some wonderful (and very low cost) meals such as garlic flavoured soups, and risotto.
However I noticed a recipe from Guy at Riverford, (purveyors of astoundingly fresh and delicious organic veg) and thought it was worth a try.
It is for a Pesto of Wild Garlic, Hazelnuts, Parmesan and Olive Oil.
And boy, is it good!
This must be one of the easiest recipes in the world ever.
It is based on the one that Riverford have on there website, but I am a little more liberal with all of the ingredients, it really would be hard to go wrong with this.
- Wild Garlic - A small handful of young leaves
- Hazelnuts - A small handful
- Parmesan - 50g (ish)
- Olive Oil - A good glug
You will need a small food processor, or a large mortar and pestil to make this dish.
First of all add the handful of hazelnuts, I have wondered about toasting them first, but so far have just used them out of the bag.
Then add the Parmesan, chopped roughly
Then some olive oil
Then the wild garlic, chopped so it does not take up too much room in the processor or mortar and pestil.
Blitz, or pound, adding more oil to get a pesto like consistency.
Pop into a bowl.