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Wild garlic and parsley pesto

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Wild garlic and parsley pesto

Side Serves 8 5 min
This pungent pesto has many uses: toss through pasta or veg (spring greens would be good), swirl on top of soups, use on bruschetta or to stuff chicken or fish. Don't be afraid to vary the herbs or quantities according to your own taste; adding a little rosemary instead of parsley would be good with lamb. If you're vegan, make a pistou version, i.e. without pine nuts and Parmesan.

Cook's notes

To make a whole batch for freezing, leave out the Parmesan and pine nuts (add them in once defrosted) and make sure there's a good covering of olive oil on top, to preserve the fresh green colour.


  • 40g wild garlic leaves
  • small handful parsley leaves
  • 30g pine nuts, toasted
  • 10 tbsp olive oil
  • 30g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    In a food processor or blender, combine all the ingredients except the cheese, until the mixture is a coarse paste.
  • Step 2

    Add the cheese and blitz for a few more seconds. Keep in the fridge in a sealed container or jar for up to a week or so.

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