Wild Garlic Pesto make yourself Step by Step with Recipe and Video
from Thomas Sixt
Hi, I am a German Chef and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Cooking questions I answer you gladly at the end of the articles. Have fun and good luck!
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 a 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!
Table of Contents
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.Bear’s garlic soup is a classic spring soup and helps to detoxify and lose weight.
The mashed potatoes with bear’s garlic promise an excellent and light garlic aroma.
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.
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.
Wash the wild garlic, remove the coarse stems, cut and place in the mixing bowl.
Add toasted almonds or pine nuts, finely grated parmesan, salt, pepper, chilli and olive oil.
Mix all ingredients with a hand blender and make a nice pesto.
Pour the wild garlic pesto into a glass and use as required. Wild garlic pesto lasts 5-7 days in the refrigerator.
3. Recipe wild Garlic Pesto
Wild Garlic Pesto
Bear’s garlic pesto in two variations and many tips and tricks from Thomas Sixt.
|50-100||g||wild garlic (freshly collected)|
|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.