One of the first things that tells me It is finally spring! - is wild garlic (or ramson, buckram, wood garlic, bear's garlic). It is so good to get something green and fresh from the nature. I love the taste it gives to the food - it can be in a salad or you can season meat with it. It doesn't matter.
Besides the great taste, wild garlic is so good for your health. Did you know that it has 10-15 times more vitamin C than lemon? It also has great antibacterial and antiparasitic effects and helps you fight with the yeast overgrowth.
The abundance of sulphur in wild garlic is very good for your skin and hair. It accelerates hair growth and slows down you body aging process.
If you have problems with absorbing vitamin D, it might be the cause of lack of boron. Luckily, you can get it from wild garlic and I always prefer to get all my nutrients from food. This way you know your body can absorb them.
It is said, that wild garlic is very good at protecting you against negative energies and has the power to remove negative thoughts. I'm sure it is related to the fact, that it has plenty of essential oils which keep you vital and vigorous.
Over the years I have tried very many ways how to add wild garlic to my menu. Although in every way it gives wonderful taste, if you do not heat it, you can get all the nutrients.
So, take a look on the recipes and try yourself! I hope you'll enjoy it!
Wild garlic salad
Our long term favourite is wild garlic salad. For it you just need:
- Chopped wild garlic
- Sour cream
- A little salt
Mix these together and you have delicious fresh salad
Simple wild garlic & garlic pesto
This pesto takes only a few minutes. Most of the time I use it to season pork.
What you need is:
- 10 wild garlic leaves
- 1 clove of garlic
- Some drops of olive oil
- Black pepper
- When I don't want to add salt separately to the pork, I'll add salt to pesto.
Finely chop garlic and wild garlic. Mix everything together and you have very tasty pesto.
For the pork, add pesto on it and let stay at least 30 min. After that tenderize the meat and put it on the pan. Even my kids, who are not very fond for well-seasoned food, love it!
Avocados with wild garlic
I just did it yesterday and me and my wife loved it. It is easy and very healthy appetizer.
- 2 avocados
- Simple wild garlic-garlic pesto (without salt)
- 5 walnuts
- Steamed (or boiled) beet
Cut avocados to halves and take the seed out. Use spoon to get everything out of the peel. Smash it with fork and then add pesto and crushed walnuts. Mix it all together and fill the peels with your paste. On top of it put thin slice of beet.