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Practical storage of wild garlic pesto in a screw-on jar

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My recipe Wild Garlic Pesto I show you in this post. The pesto with wild garlic can be prepared in two ways:

The simple bear’s garlic pesto without parmesan and pine nuts is ideal for the popular bear’s garlic soup.

The second variation of bear’s garlic pesto with parmesan and pine nuts tastes great with pasta or vegetables in general and as a dip for main courses and starters.

Many photos and the wild garlic pesto video are a great step by step guide.

Create a delicious pesto with bear’s garlic for your loved ones and enjoy the delicious, light garlic taste!  Good luck!

1. Wild Garlic Season

Wild garlic is a classic spring herb and the season for wild garlic is from March to May. Bear’s garlic is a real healthy herb and helps to purify and lose weight. Whoever eats wild garlic does not “stink” of garlic and the aroma of the wonderful green leaves goes well with soup and vegetables.

Einfache Bärlauchsuppe geschäumt mit Müsli-Tofu-Stücker und Bärlauchpesto. Rezept und Bild (c) Thomas Sixt.

Bear’s garlic soup is a classic spring soup and helps to detoxify and lose weight.

Be careful! The bear’s garlic can be confused with “lily of the valley” and “autumn timeless”, both are poisonous. It is best to grow bear’s garlic yourself, buy it directly or do the smell test when collecting it yourself – bear’s garlic always smells of garlic.

Bärlauch Kartoffelpüree

The mashed potatoes with bear’s garlic promise an excellent and light garlic aroma.

2. Make your own Bear’s Garlic Pesto

Wash the wild garlic, remove the coarse stalks from the raw leaves and then crush them with olive oil, salt, pepper, chilli, roasted pine nuts or almonds and finely grated Parmesan cheese using a hand blender and process into wild garlic pesto. There is also a variant with blanched wild garlic leaves, which is lighter in taste, because some of the ingredients are lost when blanching in boiling water. Bärlauchpesto is the ideal base for a bear’s garlic creme soup or a bear’s garlic foam soup! Here is step by step the kitchen story:

Bärlauch geschnitten im Becher

Wash the wild garlic, remove the coarse stems, cut and place in the mixing bowl.

Bärlauch mit Mandeln, Parmesan und Gewürze für Bärlauchpesto

Add toasted almonds or pine nuts, finely grated parmesan, salt, pepper, chilli and olive oil.

Bärlauchpesto Zutaten mit Stabmixer zu Bärlauchpesto verarbeiten

Mix all ingredients with a hand blender and make a nice pesto.

Bärlauchpesto praktisch aufbewahren im Schraubglas

Pour the wild garlic pesto into a glass and use as required. Wild garlic pesto lasts 5-7 days in the refrigerator.

3. Wild garlic Pesto Cooking Video

4. Recipe wild Garlic Pesto

Practical storage of wild garlic pesto in a screw-on jar
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5 from 6 votes
Wild Garlic Pesto
Bear's garlic pesto in two variations and many tips and tricks from Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cuisine: Bavarian Recipes, German Recipes
Servings: 8 Portions
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 50-100 g wild garlic freshly collected
  • 2 pinch chili pepper
  • 80-120 ml oliv oil
  • 30 g Parmesan finely ground
  • 30 g pine nuts or almonds roasted
  • 1 pinch salt Himalaya salt or Ursalt
  • 1 pinch pepper black or white
  • For the wild garlic pesto wash the wild garlic, spin dry, remove the stems, wild garlic pesto without stems becomes softer in taste.
  • Place the wild garlic leaves in a mixing bowl, season with salt, pepper and chilli, cover with olive oil and mix. This simple wild garlic pesto is ideal for wild garlic soup or wild garlic foam soup.
  • For a bear's garlic pesto with pasta or fish please add parmesan, grate finely and mix in roasted pine nuts.
  • The pesto with wild garlic is best filled into a glass, bear garlic pesto can be kept well closed approx. 5-7 days in the refrigerator.

5. Calories Bear's Garlic Pesto, the Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Wild Garlic Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 259mg11%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author: Thomas Sixt

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