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05-18-2009, 09:25 AM
For those of you who live in areas of the country being overrun by invasive garlic mustard, you can strike back by eating the stuff. DDs recently made Garlic Mustard Pesto, and it was actually quite tasty.

Combine 2 cups garlic mustard leaves, 1 cup olive oil, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, and 1/3 cup walnuts in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Spread on crackers, use as vegetable dip, or serve with pasta.

Note: Be sure not to harvest plants near roadsides or fencerows that may have been sprayed with weed killer.

05-18-2009, 09:30 AM

I've heard more than one park service/botanist person make the only slightly joking comment that the best way to clean up large areas of garlic mustard would be to introduce it as the next hip and trendy food. After all, it tastes best if you catch it before it flowers. And, of course, harvest by the roots :rolleyes:

05-18-2009, 09:46 AM
A whole page of ways to make use of the awful stuff: