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Wild Garlic Pesto

Pesto made from wild garlic. Pungent, delicious and made from foraged garlic
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes, foraged, spring
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Other: Freezes Well
Servings: 8
Calories: 594kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
Cost: 23p



  • 100 g wild garlic flowers and all
  • 50 g onion chopped shallot or leek
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 200 ml olive oil
  • 50 g parmesan finely grated
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 600 g penne


  • Wash the garlic and whizz everything together in a food processor. If you don’t have one, chop everything finely, then bash it all together in a pestle and mortar, or a big bowl and use the end of a rolling pin


Using these ingredients worked out at £1.86 for 370g, which is a huge jam jar packed very full, right to the brim. Half a jar would dress enough pasta for 4 generously
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Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1.6mg