Ramson and Hogweed Crostini 1

We’ve called this ramson and hogweed crostini to make it sound a little more upmarket than it really is!  A simple dish, easy to make, tastes great!

Only pick the youngest hogweed shoots, ideally before they unfurl and have a silvery sheen to them.


  • 500g of hogweed, with stems trimmed
  • A bunch of ramsons, rinsed, patted dry and finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 12 slices of good quality bread
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

How to make the ramson and hogweed crostini

  • Cook the hogweed in boiling water for a few minutes, drain well and set to one side
  • Heat some olive oil in a frying pan on a medium heat and add the ramsons and chili, stir fry for a couple of minutes
  • Add the hogweed and season to taste
  • Stir fry for another 3 – 4 minutes until hot and crisp
  • Drizzle olive oil over the bread and grill
  • Top with the hogweed mixture

ramson and hogweed crostini | wild foods | Kent | southeast

See photos from our Wildfood and Woodland Cookery courses on our Facebook page.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

One thought on “Ramson and Hogweed Crostini