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Homemade ramps pesto recipe in a jar with a spoon of pesto next to it

Ramps Pesto (Wild Garlic Pesto)

Wild Garlic Pesto
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Western
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 308kcal


  • 100 g (3.5oz) wild garlic
  • 100 g (3.5oz) Parmesan cubes
  • 100 g (3.5oz) roasted cashew nuts
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 100 ml (0.5 cup) olive oil


Make the Ramps Pesto

  • Put ramps (wild garlic), parmesan, cashew nuts, salt and pepper into a food processor and whizz into a paste.
  • If you like your pesto chunky then whizz for a shorter time than you would if you want it smoother.
  • Transfer paste into a container and slowly drizzle in olive oil mixing all the time till pesto is saturated.
  • Adjust seasoning and serve.


Ramps Pesto Tips

  • Feel free to play around with the quantities of nuts, cheese and greens to suit your own taste.
  • Alternatively, you can roast the nuts in the oven at fan assisted 140C/ 160C/ 350F/ Gas 4 for about 15 mins.
  • Pesto turns darker if left in contact with air. This is perfectly fine to eat. To try and avoid it turning dark you can cover the surface of the pesto with a layer of olive oil. I have frozen pesto for up to 3 months.
You can use rapeseed oil or other oils of your choosing. I add in about 100mls for this amount of pesto but OH happily adds in more.


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 287mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1590IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2.4mg