Garlic Mustard Pesto

Garlic mustard pesto is a great recipe to get your kids involved with. Be it from the foraging through to the making of it. Not only are you introducing them to nature, but you’re also spending quality time with them. And, of course, lets not forget the exercise and fresh air. An all round family activity if you ask me! And it’s FREE!! So come on, let’s make ourselves some garlic mustard pesto.

My kids are all grown up now, so I don’t get to spend as much quality time with them anymore. Subsequently, they now have their own life’s to live and memories to make. But I can’t lie. As life moves on, I do miss the camping, walks and the making of those early memories. However, my youngest, Laura, (now 26), asked me recently if we could go foraging together sometime soon.

In brief, she’s looking for foraged ingredients to compliment gin. As an ambassador for Arbikie Gin she’s been tasked with coming up with an ingredient that compliments the gin. However, Laura does have some ideas on what she’s looking for. And I’m really looking forward to foraging for it with her.

Which brings me back around to enjoying the fresh air. And having a great time with your kids, family or friends. Go on, get out there this weekend, and make yourself some new memories. But don’t forget to make this easy, tasty, garlic mustard pesto while you’re at it.

And finally….if you want to educate your kids on this delicious plant. Then, you’ll find all the information you need to know about garlic mustard right here.

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

A fresh, pungent, garlic pesto which adds a “garlicky twist” to many dishes. Alternatively, use as a dip. Makes a great homemade gift. 
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Course: condiment, Side Dish
Keyword: Cooking With Wild Garlic, wild food recipe, wild garlic
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Foragers Folly


  • 100 g wild garlic leaves loosely chopped
  • 50 g toasted pine nuts
  • 50 g grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch salt
  • pinch sugar
  • lemon juice to taste


  • In a blender, grind the wild garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan. While blending, pour in a steady stream of the olive oil until smooth. (you can add more to suit your taste) Add salt, sugar, lemon juice and pulse until mixed. Store in the fridge in a jar with a tight lid.
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