Wild Garlic Pesto

Ramps Pesto
This variation of classic Italian pesto uses wild garlic (ramps) and has rapidly gained popularity in Germany. Serve with cooked meats, pasta, or anywhere you'd use the classic pesto.
Course Side Dish
Servings 4


  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan or favorite artisan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup cold-pressed rapeseed oil (Rapsöl or canola oil)
  • 3 ounces wild garlic ramps, Bärlauch
  • Salt
  • pepper


  • Thoroughly rinse wild garlic leaves, drain well and chop coarsely.
  • Add the leaves, the oil, pine nuts and cheese to a mixer or food processor and mix until the ingredients come together in a smooth paste.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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