Local, seasonal, flavourful. What’s not to love about vegan, wild, garlic pesto. Here’s Kat Farrants super-tasty and quick recipe for this springtime treat
Foraging, I cut the leaves, careful to leave the roots. The stems and the flowers are all tasty though too. There’s nothing more local, seasonal, tasty and healthy and of course sustainable. All that flavour and all it takes is a few glorious hours in the woodland! I love whizzing up vegan wild garlic pesto. As well as its delicious flavour it keeps me rooted in my natural surroundings and keeps me present.
I just love foraging for the wild garlic, it feels so cathartic, just a peaceful thing to do and so natural. I spend hours foraging in the springtime, it really does make you appreciate the beautiful woodlands and hearing all the bird song from the birds starting to nest is so beautiful. For me, that’s certainly part of the beauty of the recipe! So get out in the woodland and start foraging!!
During springtime when there’s abundant wild garlic, I must say, I don’t hold back with my usage of it. It tends to go into every single dish. My favourite though is my wild garlic pesto which takes just seconds to make. This is what I do:
Vegan Wild Garlic Pesto
- Grab a few handfuls of wild garlic
- Organic Sunflower seeds
- Organic Walnuts/hazelnuts (or any nuts are delicious)
- About 150 ml organic virgin olive oil
- A few tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast
- A few pinches of Himalayan salt
I just grab all the ingredients and give them a short whizz in the blender.
I use the pesto on roasted purple sprouting broccoli which is delicious and in season in the springtime
And on pasta, quinoa, in hearty chickpea salads or drizzled on toast. Everywhere and anywhere for a really tasty, healthy snack!
About Kat Farrants:
Movement for Modern Life’s fabulous founder Kat Farrants lives her yoga and her own yoga practice informs how she develops MFML. This post was written by Kat and is inspired by her exploration into how she can take the small steps to move into a happier, healthier and more sustainable life. Please do join her on this journey and explore with us your happiest, healthiest, most sustainable life.