Wild Garlic Blender Pesto is a quick and easy sauce to make with seasonal Wild Garlic. It is ideal to serve with pasta, rice or grilled meats.
What is Pesto?
Pesto is traditionally made with crushed garlic, pine nuts, salt, basil leaves, and a hard cheese such as Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan cheese), pounded together with olive oil in a mortar and pestle.
However, other nuts and herbs can also be used to make variations on the classic basil and pine nut pesto.
What is Wild Garlic?
Wild Garlic is also known as Ransoms and is a leafy plant that appears in spring. You can eat the young leaves and the flowers which both have a pungent smell of garlic but are mild in flavour.
Where does Wild Garlic Grow?
Close to where I live there are some woods with a burn (stream) running through them and this is my favourite place to walk. The Wild Garlic (Ransoms) grows all along the banks of the burn and into the woodland. It even spills out onto the roadsides.
Always pick wild garlic far from the roadside and traffic pollution. Get more information about foraging for wild garlic on the Countryfile website
How do you prepare Wild Garlic?
Wash the Wild Garlic carefully then you can use it just as you would other herbs. You can store it wrapped in damp kitchen paper and a plastic bag in the salad drawer of the fridge. It will keep for 2 or 3 days stored like this without any ill effect.
Can you freeze Wild Garlic?
You can chop it finely and put in ice cube trays then cover with olive oil. Drop these cubes into soups and stews to add a little wild garlic flavour.
Can you freeze Wild Garlic Blender Pesto?
Yes! Wild Garlic Pesto freezes really well and is a great way to preserve wild garlic as it has a very short season.
Making Wild Garlic Pesto
It’s so simple to make Wild Garlic Pesto you simply put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and let the machine do the work.
Can I make the Pesto without a blender or food processor?
Yes, you can use a mortar and pestle to pound the ingredients together in the traditional way. If you don’t have a morar and pestle use a strong bowl and the end of a rolling pin.
The Froothie Evolve Blender
I recommend the Froothie Evolve power blender to make this Wild Garlic Blender pesto.
What is different about the Froothie Evolve Blender?
- You can steam vegetables in the blender using the heating jug and the steaming basket.
- You can make smooth or chunky soup in the heating jug, everything goes into the blender jug and the automatic programme does the rest.
- Tempered Glass Jugs means no more plastic in contact with your blended food.
- Vacuum Blending reduces oxidisation and blended mixtures do not separate or discolour.
- Voice Activation makes choosing the right programme really easy.
Read my review of the Froothie Evolve for full information.
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More Wild Garlic Recipes from Farmersgirl Kitchen
Easy Wild Garlic Hummus is a tasty chickpea dip or spread to make in your food processor.
A tasty bowl of Wild Garlic, Ham and Pea Chowder will warm you up after foraging for wild garlic leaves.
Cheese and Wild Garlic Scones are so delicious, serve with butter or cheese and a warming bowl of soup.
More Wild Garlic Recipes
Wild Garlic Soup – Lost in Food
Wild Garlic Mashed Potato – Kavey Eats
Asparagus Tarts with Pesto Surprise – Tin & Thyme
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Wild Blender Garlic Pesto
short season for wild garlic leaves.
- 100 g wild garlic leaves roughly torn
- 50 g nuts I used almonds
- 200 ml oil I used olive oil
- 75 g cheese I used a combination of grated cheddar and parmesan
- Pinch of sea salt
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve with pasta, risotto or however you would usually serve pesto.