Wild Food Recipes

We’ve provided a selection of wild food recipes for you to make from what you find. Our recipes have been provided by our favourite chefs, such as Karl Bashford of the 3 Horseshoes Inn in Dorset, and Jobi Wells of Alberts Table in South London. Plus a Selection of our own, and of course plenty provided by our mothers!

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Dairy FreeDairy Free
Gluten FreeGluten Free
Contains MeatContains Meat
Contains NutsContains Nuts
Best season to forage ingredients key :
SpringSpring
SummerSummer
AutumnAutumn
WinterWinter
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  • Beech Leaf Noyau
    3w
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Spring
    Summer
    One of the earliest British liquers and fairly quick from preperation to drinking.
  • Chickweed Soup
    20m
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Spring
    Summer
    Wholesome, earthy and available all year round this soup is a foragers favourite.
  • Comfrey Fritters
    5m
    Vegetarian
    Dairy Free
    Spring
    Summer
    Always the most popular canape at a dinner party.
  • Coriander Fried Fairy Rings
    5m
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Spring
    Summer
    Autumn
    Fairy ring champignons or mousseron have a wonderful slightly nutty mushroom flavour and coriander...
  • Dark Chocolate and Chestnut Torte
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Contains Nuts
    Autumn
    A lovely slightly wild dessert made from our very common Sweet Chestnut Tree.
  • Elderberry Balsamic Vinegar
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    There are lots of different uses for this delicious late Summer vinegar.
  • Elderberry Capers
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Summer
    Can be used in the same way as capers and go really well with...
  • Elderflower Champagne
    5d
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    A beautiful light Summer drink that anybody can make without special equipment.
  • Elderflower Fritters
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    A simple but rewarding use for Elderflower heads.
  • Fairy Ring and Hogweed Gnocchi
    10m
    Vegetarian
    Spring
    Summer
    A heart stopping but wonderfully rich meal.
  • Fruit Leathers
    2d
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Summer
    Autumn
    A good way to use up fruit that's not in the best condition and...
  • Hogweed and Cheese Tarts
    15m
    Vegetarian
    Spring
    Summer
    A mouthwatering treat oozing with umami
  • Hogweed and Wild Garlic Soup
    30m
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Spring
    A real Spring favourite when the first hogweed shoots and wild garlic start appearing.
  • Hogweed Floret Cheese
    30m
    Vegetarian
    Spring
    Summer
    A great alternative to cauliflower cheese, the strong taste of the hogweed really lends...
  • Hogweed Shoots
    8m
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Spring
    Summer
    Simply one of the best foragers starters or it can hold its own as...
  • Mushroom Lasagne
    30m
    Vegetarian
    Autumn
    A good way to use a mixture of foraged mushrooms and very filling for...
  • Mushroom, Butternut Squash and Chestnut Stew
    40m
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Contains Nuts
    Autumn
    A fantastic Winter warmer and really yummy.
  • Nettle Crisps
    1m
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Spring
    Summer
    Savoury, tasty and very good for you.
  • Nettle Soup
    25m
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Spring
    Summer
    This soup is a superfood and the only thing missing is vitamin D so...
  • Pineapple Weed Tea
    5m
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Summer
    A lovely fruit tea with no fruit in it.
  • Poached Pear Tart
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Dairy Free
    Summer
    Autumn
    A brilliant and delicious way to use up leftover pears.
  • Puffball Schnitzels
    Vegetarian
    Summer
    The best way to eat Giant Puffballs.
  • Puy Lentil and Wild Mushroom Stew
    25m
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Autumn
    A lovely comforting stew with Umami richness.
  • Rose Petal Vodka
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Summer
    A quick and beautiful Summer vodka.
  • Sloe Gin/Sloe Cider/Sloe Fruit
    3m
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Autumn
    An old favourite that's ready in time for Christmas but then keeps on giving...
  • Tempura Battered Hogweed Shoots
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Dairy Free
    Spring
    Summer
    These simple battered Hogweed shoots are always a winner with the kids.
  • Tilleul Tea
    5m
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Summer
    A simple and free way to make an expensive tea.
  • Wild Garlic Mayonnaise
    3m
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Spring
    A really simple but rich tasting dip.
  • Wild Garlic Pancakes With Creamy St George's Mushrooms
    Vegetarian
    Spring
    A Spring Wild Food UK treat using St George's mushrooms and wild garlic, for...
  • Wild Garlic Pesto
    5m
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Simple, quick and delicious on pasta or just served with a good bread.
  • Wild Mushroom Pate
    15m
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Dairy Free
    Contains Nuts
    Summer
    Autumn
    This pate goes really well with a good crusty bread and a foraged salad.
  • Wild Mushroom Soup
    20m
    Vegetarian
    Gluten Free
    Summer
    Autumn
    This soup always goes down well on our Autumn walks.
  • Wood Sorrel Tart
    15m
    Vegetarian
    Spring
    Summer
    Autumn
    A mouthwatering citrus flavoured pudding.