Kale & wild garlic vegan pesto

15 Apr 2022
wild garlic and kale pesto sauce recipe

The inspiration for this came from finding a bunch of Wild Garlic at my local market, that and the bag of Kale in my weekly veg bag from Crop Drop became this recipe. You will need a food processor for this to get an even texture.




170g Kale – roughly chopped

30g Wild Garlic – roughly chopped

70g Walnuts – roughly chopped (can be substituted with Pine Nuts. Another favourite of mine is Sunflower Seeds)

1 Lemon – Juice and Zest

1 tsp Salt

Black Pepper – big grind

150ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil




Pasta with kale and wild garlic pesto and fresh tomato

Add the kale, garlic and walnuts to a food processor and blitz on high until combined.

Add the lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper and blitz again to mix.

Scrape down the sides of the processor and then turn on before slowly adding the oil to mix in.

Taste and season with salt and pepper and add a little more oil if required.

Can be used as a topping for baked veg or mixed straight into cooked pasta or rice.

Will store in a clean sealed container in the fridge for a week.


This recipe was developed for us by north London vegan chef, Tantrem De Bastet. You can see more of his recipes on his site at www.vegandebastet.com. Follow him on instagram: @vegantantrem.

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