Wild garlic pizza with mushrooms & purple sprouting broccoli
Homemade pizza with wild garlic topping
Serve up a spring feast with wild garlic pizza with fresh mushrooms, purple sprouting broccoli, and calendula flower petals
I’m really making the most of Wild Garlic this year. This delicious wild herb grows just down the lane from me and is a fantastic flavouring for all sorts of savoury dishes. Known also by the name ‘Ramps’ or ‘Ramsons’, it has a delicate oniony-garlic taste that I love paired with cheese, typically in pastas.
Yesterday I decided to make something a little different though and took the wild garlic and cheese combo to the next level – homemade pizza. It’s easy enough for anyone to make and you can put whatever other toppings on that you’d like. I’ve gone for a ‘white’ pizza (no tomato sauce) and have topped it with mushrooms initially then mushrooms, purple sprouting broccoli, Calendula flower petals, and basil on the second one. I literally used what I’d picked from the garden and foraged from the glen yesterday. But add whichever toppings you’d prefer – pizza is a food that lets you get creative!
Wild Garlic Pizza Recipe
- Handmade Pizza Dough – I used Pizza dough flour from the Laxey Glen Mill and the instructions from Jamie Oliver’s website. Divide the quantities by three to make dough for just three pizzas.
- Five Wild Garlic leaves – chopped
- 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan
- 1/4 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
- Toppings: I used sliced Mushrooms, Basil, Calendula flower petals, and Purple Sprouting Broccoli
- 1 Tbsp extra Virgin Olive oil
- Sea Salt
1. First forage for your Wild Garlic. It grows in cool, shady, wet places and is available in early spring. For more information on how to find and identify it, please visit this link.
2. Make your pizza dough – it’s fairly straightforward but will need at least an hour to rise. If you can find pre-made pizza dough then that may be another option for you.