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Monday, June 3, 2013

Wild Garlic Pesto

Ingredients for wild garlic pesto

Pesto is one good stuff,guys don`t you think?And I mean,who doesn`t like pasta?
And best thing about it,you make one jar and you have enough pesto for a whole week.Seems like plenty of opportunities to try out different ways to eat it.

So today I`m going to share a pesto recipe with wild garlic,I found while looking through my cookbooks.And believe me,this one isn`t only seasonal and healthy,but actually really really good!

What you need (for 1 jar):
  • 2 ounces fresh wild garlic
  • 1 1/2 ounces pine nuts
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 ounces grated mountain cheese (a cheese produced in the Alps)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup rape oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt
  • black pepper
I know pesto is normally made with Parmesan cheese,but I liked the idea of using mountain/alpine cheese in combination with the tart flavour of the wild garlic.

yummy pesto with mountain cheese and wild garlic

Rinse off the wild garlic and let drip off well.Then chop the leaves,as well as the pine nuts.Now add the first four ingredients in a bowl and mash everything with a blender until it has a smooth texture.Spice your pesto with salt,pepper and lemon juice to add some seasoning.

Pour your pesto into a well cleaned jar and brim the jar with rape oil.Stored in the fridge the pesto is maintainable for a whole week.
Or if you want to,just eat it right away with yummy pasta or bread.

By now you get it that I love pesto,so if you have some delicious pesto ideas,don`t hesitate to share them with me!


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