Homemade Wild Garlic Pesto

Jun 7, 2021all recipes, Easter / Spring, lunch

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I have uploaded a vegan wild garlic pesto pasta recipe and as I’ve already thought the wild garlic season was over, I found some wild garlic in the forest. Now I can share a homemade wild garlic pesto recipe with you. Hurrah!


Wild garlic – free and magical

I don’t know how’s in your country, but Slovenia is covered in forests and nature. You can find wild garlic everywhere and there’s so much of it we can’t pick it all. Taking a few hours to walk through the forest, get immersed in the smells and the peace of the forest, and at the same time pick up some fresh and healthy goodies … I don’t know what’s better than that! Wild garlic usually grows near the water – not directly next to it, but not too far away either. It’s pretty similar to some other plants that are in fact poisonous, so be careful! Use your nose, wild garlic has a strong odor that resembles garlic. I suppose you could also buy wild garlic on the market, but I still highly recommend getting out there on a sunny day and picking wild garlic yourself.

Btw, wild garlic is also a green plant, therefore full of chlorophyll and very healthy. It’s full of fiber, rich in vitamin C, and has quite a bit of beta-carotene.

wild garlic leaves


Homemade wild garlic pesto is the easiest thing to do

Once you pick up your wild garlic, be sure to wash it well. I go as far as checking every single leaf. Once that’s done, you just add everything to a blender and blend it together. You won’t be using huge amounts of pesto as it is very strong in taste, therefore it will last you quite some time, depending on how much you make. When you’re short on time, you use a bit of pesto in risotto or with pasta and you have a healthy lunch ready in minutes. How good is that?


a woman holding a jar of oil to pour into a blender wilth wild garlic


In case you’re making homemade wild garlic pesto or already have some in the fridge, you might want to try this wild garlic pesto pasta recipe. Take a photo and tag me on  Instagram @littlekitchenvibes and don’t forget to use #littlekitchenvibes


wild garlic pesto in a blender

Homemade Wild Garlic Pesto

The easiest recipe for wild garlic pesto that will save you time in the future. Healthy and delicious, it is something that will end up on your meal-plan every week.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Making 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, Snack, Soup
Cuisine european
Servings 1 big jar


  • 550 g fresh wild garlic leaves washed
  • 200 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp salt


  • Make sure you wash wild garlic well to get rid of all dirt and possible insects from the forest.
  • After you're done washing wild garlic leaves add them to a big blender, pour in olive oil, and add salt. If you can't fit all the wild garlic in at once, don't worry, you can add it later after the first part is blended.
  • Then you just blend it until you get a texture that you like. I like wild garlic in a bit bigger pieces but you easily can blend it into a smooth paste.
  • Put wild garlic in clean glass jars and close them well. Store in the fridge and use within a few months.


You can use less oil. But be aware that oil will make its shelf-life much longer.
It's a pretty salty pesto because salt is a preservative. It will make pesto's shelf-life longer, too. 
Keyword homemade pesto, simple homemade pesto, wild garlic, wild garlic pesto


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