Wild garlic closely resembles lily of the valley. Consequently we recommend that you gently tear a leaf or rub it between your fingers: if your hands then smell of garlic, you have found the right plant.
Home-made garlic pesto:
(makes ca. 350g pesto)
- 100g freshly picked wild garlic
- 50–80g pine nuts
- 60g grated Parmesan
- 1–1.5 dl rapeseed or olive oil
- salt & pepper
- optional: lemon juice
Thoroughly wash the wild garlic, pat it dry with kitchen paper, then coarsely chop. Purée or grind with a pestle & mortar the pine nuts together with the Parmesan, oil and ½ tsp salt to make a paste. Season with pepper and add lemon juice to taste.