Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto
  • Garlic Scape Pesto

    Curly whirly garlic scapes can look a bit odd when you find them in your farmshare or at your local market. But they make absolutely delicious pesto!

    Course Sauces
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 1 cup


    • 10 garlic scapes roughly chopped
    • 1 cup lightly packed basil leaves
    • 1/3 cup pecans
    • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
    • 1.5 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
    • 1/3 cup olive oil


    1. Add garlic scapes to your food processor and give a few pulses to break them down a bit.

    2. Add all other ingredients except olive oil and pulse a few more times.

    3. Turn on food processor and slowly add the olive oil. You may need to stop once or twice and scrape down the sides of the bowl.

    4. Taste your pesto - you may want to add more lemon juice, cheese, or olive oil.

    5. Enjoy with pasta, fish, zucchini, ground meat, or anything else you desire!

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