Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

A Galric A Day Keeps the Unpleasants Away 😉

Starting from the amazing garlic breath that you´ll carry for a while and finishing with natural detoxification Wild Garlic is for you to get rid of the unwanted both inside and outside. Those people who love you because of you will stay close nevertheless. And the rest you can just blow away, literally 🤣

Fresh wild garlic is one of the first spring herbs that can help you boost your health and wake your body up from the long winter slumber. It is also called bear’s garlic as it is the first thing bears start to munch on after their hibernation. So, what do you think, should we also follow the Nature´s guidelines towards the healthier happier self?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the spring is in the Wood element (Five Element Theory). Meaning, it is the time to grow, a rebirth, a new beginning. Like a tree grows and spreads its branches so must we move the energy in our body, destroy the blockages caused by stuck emotions and bad living habits and get ready to bloom and mature until the winter takes us back to its lap when the circle completes.

The organ that is associated with this green time is the liver. The liver is responsible for smooth flow of energy, emotions and blood, helping us to detoxify both body and mind, create a secure future vision and avoid falling into the depression. It is the organ that is most affected by excess stress and emotions. That is why it is very important to keep your liver happy, your wood element balanced. Everything that is spicy and pungent in taste supports the liver functions, especially during the spring time. But not to go crazy about it either, too much is never good, leading to some other imbalances between the five elements. 

The best is to follow the rhythm of the Nature and to listen to and trust your body´s signals!

It is said that fresh wild garlic has antibacterial and antibiotic properties and aids with digestion. It contains vitamins A and C, and minerals such as calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium.

You can use wild garlic in salads, soups and spreads. As I am in love with pesto every spring time here comes the recipe:

My One And Only Wild Garlic Pesto!
  • Super easy to make
  • Fresh & Nutritious
  • Full of health boosting properties
  • Vegan

Wild Garlic Pesto

Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: vegan
Keyword: cashews, pesto, savoury, spread, vegan, wild garlic
Author: mylifemytreats

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 60 g wild garlic large handful
  • 50 g roasted cashews 1/3 cup
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast 8g
  • 1,5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil 20g
  • 1/3 tsp salt @saltsupgourmetsalts Alaea fine nr.1

Instructions

  • place cashews and wild garlic into a food processor, and pulse until chopped
  • add all the other ingredients and blend until smooth
  • serve immediately or keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week

Notes

  • makes a tiny portion, you can double the recipe 
  • lasts about a week in a fridge, you can also freeze it to later usage
  • if your cashews are unroasted place them into an oven for about 8 min in 200 °C
  • you can substitute cashews with pine nuts or almonds
  • you can use any kind of oil, I just love the sesame oil´s earthy taste + Ayurvedic benefits 
  • I used a special salt from @saltsupgourmetsalts as I think it really supports the sesame earthy taste (Alaea fine nr.1) but any salt you prefer suits in the recipe. Also, topped my pesto with their Rosemary Crystal Flakes nr.34

Let me know if you like this recipe and my words of wisdom in the comments. If you would like some more health related topics to be discussed I am happy to spread my knowledge. Just let me know down below 😉

Also, don´t forget to tag me on your posts on Instagram with #lifetreatsrecipe and @my_life_my_treats so I can enjoy all your creations!

Happy Spring! 

The Greatest Wealth is Health

@my_life_my_treats

xoxo, LT

xoxo, LT

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