Herbal Recipe

Meadow Garlic and Basil Pesto

This recipe allows you to expand the flavor of the garlic while preserving it for longer use.

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Meadow garlic is high in iron, calcium, folate, phosphorus, choline, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and C. When added to the diet on a regular basis they help reduce blood cholesterol levels and improve the circulatory system.

This wild garlic species also improves the digestive process and boosts the immune system, with nutrients including pyridoxine, folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, carotenes, zeaxanthin, and lutein.


  • ½ – ⅔ cup meadow garlic. You can use the whole plant, including the bulb (remove the papery skin and roots), leaves, stems, bulblets, and flowers. Wash the plants and pat dry.
  • ½ cup packed fresh basil
  • ⅓ cup toasted walnuts
  • ½ cup of olive oil (more or less depending on your desired consistency)
  • ⅓ cup grated parmesan or aged manchego cheese
  • 1 tsp salt


Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until thoroughly mixed and broken down, but not necessarily smooth. 

Use as a sauce for pasta, as a dip for fresh-baked bread and cheese board, or as a condiment for meats and poultry.