Also known as ramsons, wild garlic (Allium ursinum) is a bulbous perennial plant native to Europe in Asia. It grows in dense clumps on woodland floors, forming a carpet of white in spring when in flower.
Wild garlic is a versatile plant with many culinary uses from soups to salads and pesto. Its delicate garlic flavour isn’t as overpowering as true garlic.
Wild garlic pesto goes well as a simple pasta dish, added to roast vegetables, cooked chicken or salmon, pizza toppings or can be used as a spread on crusty bread.