My kids absolutely love wild garlic and eat it by the fist full when it comes into season. It has loads of health benefits being rich in vitamins A and B complex, folic acid and has both antiviral and antibiotic properties. It is also good for the heart lowering blood pressure and is said to help cleanse the liver, it's a bit of a super food really. This recipe for pesto has so many uses, it can be stirred into pasta, used as a dressing once loosened with a little olive oil or even used to marinade a leg of lamb or rubbed under the skin of a chicken. Who'd have thought being healthy could be so tasty!
2 large handfuls of wild garlic leaves
100g cashew nuts (or nuts of your choice).
100ml Olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Place all the ingredients in a measuring jug. Using a slick blender blend until smooth. Store in the fridge for up to one week.