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Quinoa cakes with wild garlic

When I saw that the wild garlic is ready for picking I just had to share this recipe with you. It is another Ottolenghi special. The quinoa cakes can be made gluten free by using gluten free breadcrumbs or gluten free oats instead of breadcrumbs. Don’t worry if you can’t find wild garlic leaves as spring onion can be used instead. I wouldn’t use the same weight though, unless you particularly like that flavour.

Wild garlic leaves can be used in other ways too – to make soup, in salads, or wilt as you would spinach, In fact I think of wild garlic as garlic flavoured spinach leaves. You can use the flowers to decorate your salad plates as they too are edible. There is a photo below to help you spot wild garlic while out and about, usually found in shaded slightly damp areas. A few spots I know you can find it is Arandene Open Space, Darlands Nature Reserve (Totteridge), Scratchwood open space and the Riverside Park Walk in Woodside Park. You don’t need to worry about the possibility of picking the wrong leaf as its smell is very distinctive.

After I posted this, I noticed this recipe for cheese scones with wild garlic. I couldn’t help myself, I had to do a quick update. I’ll be trying these out tomorrow. Can’t wait…

One reply on “Quinoa cakes with wild garlic”

These look yum. I’ll definitely give them a go. The wild garlic in Israel definitely doesn’t have obvious leaves like yours. I’ll have to look out for the leaves next year as the season is already over here.

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