Spring is the season of wild garlic, a beautiful plant with a rich history and a wide range of culinary uses. This plant species is often found in ancient woods and has been used in traditional medicines for centuries as a key ingredient in tonics for rheumatic problems and high cholesterol. However, wild garlic is not just a medicinal plant – it is also a popular foraged ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes.
Its leaves have a mild garlic flavor and can be eaten raw in salads, blanched and used in place of spinach, or made into a delicious soup or pesto. And let’s not forget about the flowers – they’re edible too and can add some extra flavor and color to your salads!
In this post, I will be sharing with you a recipe for wild garlic salt, which will help preserve the taste of this plant for the whole year.
Wild Garlic Salt Recipe
* 250g sea salt
* Handful of chopped wild garlic
1. In a blender, add 100g of sea salt and a handful of chopped wild garlic. Blend briefly to form a thick mixture, creating a salty paste.
2. Next, mix this paste through the remaining 150g of sea salt until all of the salt has turned a vibrant green.
3. Spread the mixture out on a baking tray and leave to dry overnight.
4. Once dried, transfer the wild garlic salt to a jar and store in a cool, dry place until ready to be enjoyed.
Enjoy your homemade wild garlic salt as a finishing garnish on a variety of dishes, such as roasted vegetables, soups, and salads. The wild garlic flavor will add a delicious twist to your favorite dishes!