May foraging guide: best foods to find and recipe ideas

Our expert guide on what to look out for when foraging in May

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Lime

Lime tree leaves
Lime tree leaves/Credit: Getty Images

Not to be confused with the citrus fruit, the small heart-shaped lime leaves are best eaten raw and used salads and sandwiches.

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Read our expert guide on lime trees here.

Sorrel

Sorrel
Wild sorrel leaves/Credit: Getty Images

Garden sorrel have a tangy, acidic taste and will give your sauces, soups and salads a zingy twist. It’s also a great alternative for basil when making your own delicious pesto.

Read our expert guide on foraging sorrel here.

Chickweed

Chickweed
Sodden chickweed leaves/Credit: Getty Images
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You might have chickweed growing in your garden from Spring through till Autumn. Add it to salads, pesto or use it to make an attractive garnish.