Wild Garlic and Chives Spread

Chives have been one of my favourite things to grow on the allotment. I threw down a packet of seed the first year and now I have a good square meter of the stuff.  And besides normal chives I've expanded my collection to include garlic chives, society garlic and wild garlic. Society garlic gets its hilarious name from the Dutch settlers in South Africa, who considered it a good replacement for garlic before society events because it does not cause garlic breath. All these plants are looking good now and it is a great option for eating something fresh out of the garden this time a year. The garlicky goodness of the wild garlic, society garlic and garlic chives combined with the subtle onion flavour of chives mix really well with cream cheese for a delectable spread.


  • Bunch of chives
  • Handful of wild garlic
  • Optional sprigs of society garlic and garlic chives
  • Cream cheese
  • Salt

Simply chop the chives very finely and mix with the cream cheese and a good pinch of salt. If you can only get a hold of regular chives, add a clove of minced garlic to the spread for a similar effect.