What is Wild Garlic?… Wild Garlic is a bulbous, perennial plant. It is a relative of chives and grows wild in damp woodlands, along hedgerows and river banks.


All parts of wild garlic are edible. The fresh leaves are full of flavour and can be eaten raw in salads, you can also steam or boil them. The stems are sweet and the flowers look lovely scattered over your salad.

… and before you ask, yes you can freeze wild garlic.

Here is one of my recipes … hope you enjoy!

Wild Garlic Pesto

If you like garlic, you are going to love this pesto!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course bread spread, dip, Side Dish
Cuisine Plant Based
Servings 4


  • Blender


  • 100 g wild garlic
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 75 g olive oil
  • pinch of salt


  • Wash the wild garlic really well and pat dry with a tea towel.
  • Lightly toast the sunflower seeds on a dry pan, on medium heat until they're golden brown and they give off a rich, toasty fragrance.
    Make sure to toss them frequently.
    Allow to cool down completely before blending them.
  • Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer the pesto into a jar and add a little extra olive oil, then seal and store in the fridge for a couple of days. Enjoy!


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Keyword Foraging, Pesto, Wild Garlic