Another foraging adventure...
For a last minute dinner treat, Jill and I ventured back to the bike trail, to forage for garlic mustard. Another plant that is considered a nuisance, garlic mustard grows in abundance, once it is introduced into an ecosystem.
Though making this pesto won't completely wipe out the garlic mustard, you can feel a bit good, that in making garlic mustard pesto, you are not only eating free food, but you are eliminating a highly invasive species!
Here is what garlic mustard looks like:
3 cups of garlic mustard leaves
3 tablespoons of pine nuts
2/3 cup of olive oil
A pinch of salt
1. Wash the garlic mustard VERY well. Because it is a weed, garlic mustard may be sprayed with an herbicide. So don't skip the washing...
2. Puree all the ingredients together, and voila! Instantly classier dinner, on a low budget!