Wild Herbs three ways
Updated: Oct 23
Don’t you just love the Spring, the expectation of Summer to come and the new growth and green of the season is such a fresh reward after a long Winter. Early Spring is about new shoots, fresh herbs and green leaves but it is the Wild Herbs that I will focus on in this collection of recipes. There are so many Wild Herbs available Alexanders, Bistort, Borage, Burdock, Chickweed, Chives, Dandelion, Fat Hen, Ground Elder, Mallow, Nettle, Sorrel and of course Wild Garlic! There are countless herbs, many that I haven’t mentioned and even more recipes but I thought I would share three ways to use this new season bounty so you can enjoy enjoy them yourselves!
Wild Herb Sandwich Filling
So simple you’ll love it! Simply get a tub of Mascarpone or Cream Cheese such as Philadelphia, and chop up some of your favourite Wild Herbs Borage, Wild Garlic, Jack by the Hedge, Wild Chives, Sorrel or Lady’s Smock mix them through the Cream Cheese and spread on good home made bread!
Wild Garlic Relish
This quick Relish can be used for anything but why not try it with cold meats, or even fish! You need somebody to this relish so boil and cook a carrot and parsnip and place in a blender, peel and add a an Onion and a Tomato and of course a good handful of Wild Garlic. Blend until you have a rough jumble of vegetables and then add a real good splash of Cider Vinegar, season generously and then add a small amount of Caster Sugar, pulse again to mix and then decant into small sterilised jars. It will keep for ages in the fridge!
Wild Herb Dressing
Take a bunch of Wild Herbs, your favourites will do! Finely chop them and add them to a clean and empty jam jar. Next add the juice of a Lemon, Salt and Pepper, a teaspoon of Dijon Mustard (or a homemade Wholegrain mustard!) and then a good glug of Rapeseed and then place the lid on the jar and shake until mixed. Perfect for salads, but also good for new season potatoes!
There are so many ways to use Wild Herbs, these days it's just about finding the time to go out and find all of these dainty delicious delicacies!!
Find out what Wild Herbs are in season now with our Wild Food Seasonal Calendar.