Wild garlic spaghetti is a fresh change from the usual pasta dishes, but just as quick and easy to make. We show you how a delicious recipe for wild garlic season works.
Lunch often has to be quick and there is always the same type of pasta on the plate. Instead of tomato sauce and carbonara, try this easy wild garlic spaghetti recipe this spring.
Fresh green leaves go well with various oils and spices to enhance the flavor. Wild garlic has a very strong aroma by its very nature. When possible, reach for fresh plants to reap the benefits.
You can serve wild garlic spaghetti vegan or combine it with cheese. The recipe can also be varied as desired. If you want to reheat the leftovers the next day, you can fry them in a pan with freshly chopped onions.
Hint: If you like wild garlic, why not try this recipe: Wild garlic dumplings: a recipe for fresh wild garlic and old rolls.
Wild Garlic Spaghetti: Perfect for wild garlic season
Wild garlic spaghetti
- Preparation: about 20 minutes
- Cooking time/cooking time: about 11 minutes
- People: 4 servings
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Pour enough water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then add plenty of salt to the water and add the spaghetti when the water is boiling. Then simmer on low for 8-11 minutes according to package directions.
While waiting, you can chop the onions and fry them in olive oil. Wash the wild garlic and roughly chop it so that the individual leaves are still visible.
Add the wild garlic to the golden brown fried onions and season with salt and pepper.
Drain the spaghetti and add it to the pan. It is better not to wait too long – wild garlic should not be fried in a pan, it will develop its flavor. Stir the wild garlic spaghetti once and let it simmer for about two minutes.
Finally, you can sprinkle wild garlic spaghetti with (vegan) cheese and pine nuts.
When is wild garlic in season?
The wild garlic season usually runs from mid-March to early May. You can read about where to find wild garlic in the wild and what to consider when harvesting it in our guide: Wild Garlic Season: When Wild Garlic Grows – Tips for Harvesting.
During the season, you can sometimes buy wild garlic at the regional weekly market. Basically, you should pay attention to the regional origin and organic quality of the ingredients in the natural garlic spaghetti. For example, the organic seals of Naturland or Demeter stand for high-quality and natural cultivation. They ensure that the food in question has not been treated with synthetic chemical pesticides or artificial fertilizers. If you want to know more about what organic quality is, you can also read this article: How bland is really bland.
Of course, wild garlic can be used not only for spaghetti, but also for many other delicious recipes. For example, add to salad, cook Wild garlic pancakes or fresh wild garlic bread. Other classics of the season are Wild garlic pesto and Wild garlic butter.
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