James’ Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe | Abel & Cole

James’ Wild Garlic Pesto

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Serves2-4 people
Vegetarians Vegans Gluten-free diets

We went down to the woods with our forager, James for the freshest pesto we’ve ever had.


  • 10g wild garlic
  • 10g sunflower seeds
  • 2 or 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Totally Wild Foods is the brainchild of James Wood; one of the UK’s top foraged food experts. Their mission is to inspire fledgling foragers and spread the word about wild eating. Happily, they use their expertise to bring the (sustainably-sourced) riches of Britain’s coasts and forests to your cooking.

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1. Add everything to a blender/food processor or use a pestle and mortar. Mix together till it's as chunky or as smooth as you like, splashing more oil in as needed. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
2. And that’s it. It’s ready to be mixed through cooked pasta, boiled potatoes or as a topping for grilled meat, fish or vegetables.
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