Wild Leek Pesto
These beautiful wild leeks also known as ramps were foraged on a walk I had last weekend in my hometown just off a trail. The leaves are flat like tulips but thinner. The base of the stems are reddish in colour. If you're not sure break off a piece and give it a smell. If its garlicky/oniony then you've got yourself some ramps. They wont be around much longer so get out there this weekend!
what you'll need...
1 cup packed ramps, roughly chopped
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp lemon juice
2-3 small garlic cloves
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbsp organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
A few tablespoons of filtered water, as needed
In a small food processor, pack ramps at bottom then add the rest of the ingredients.
Pulse until fairly smooth while slowly adding the olive oil until the consistency is just right.