If you are looking for an easy lunch spread, this creamy pea and edamame spread is perfect! It is easy to make, rich in proteins and can easily be stored in the fridge for a few days. It also great as a dip for carrot …
This vegan wild garlic hemp seed pesto is absolutely irresistible. Try it with fresh pasta, on top of salad or as a dip on a “cheese” board.
Wild garlic (ramson)
Wild garlic is also called ramson, and it can be foraged in woods for instance. Just make sure to rinse it thoroughly if you forage it. The amazing thing about the plant is that you can eat the leaves, stem as well as the flower!
With its lovely nutty flavour hemp seeds are amazing in many things including this vegan wild garlic hemp seed pesto. Besides having a lovely taste, hemp seeds are amazing for their rich nutritious composition. They contain two essential fatty acids, namely omega-3 and omega-6. Hemp seeds are also rich in protein and are considered a complete protein source, because they contain all the amino acids. This is an important factor to consider when being on a vegan diet, as complete protein sources are rare to find in the plant based world.
If you happen to have heaps of wild garlic, you can check out this lovely ramson tomato salad. In general, wild garlic works great as a substitute for spring onions.
Vegan wild garlic hemp seed pesto
- 1 l wild garlic leaves (packed) (~100 g)
- 2 dl olive oil *
- 0.5 dl hemp seeds
- 0.5 dl sunflower seeds
- 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (or more)*
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 0.5 tsp salt
- Rinse the wild garlic leaves and add all the ingredients to a blender or foodprocessor. Blend until the desired consistency. (Mine was smooth after 5 minutes in a blender.)
- Enjoy it with fresh pasta, on top of a salad or as a dip on a “cheese” board.