Garlic Scape Pesto
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Garlic Scape Pesto is made from the tender stems of garlic which has a mild and sweet garlic flavor. Use as traditional pesto on pasta or as a marinade.
  • ⅔ C diced garlic scapes
  • ⅓ C extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ C freshly grated parmesan-reggiano
  • ¼ C raw pistachios
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2-4 Tbsp water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Prep your ingredients by dicing your garlic scapes, grating your parmesan-reggiano, and squeezing your lemon.
  2. Combine your garlic scapes, parmesan-regginao, pistachios and lemon juice in a food processor and process at a medium speed until they are roughly chopped. Continue to run the food processor and slowly pour your olive oil in through the opening on the lid of the food processor. Process until all of the ingredients are very finely chopped and beginning to become smooth. If the pesto seems a little thick add 2-4 Tbsp of water until the desired thickness is achieved.
  3. Finally, stir in salt and pepper to taste. For a basic recipe, serve on pasta or zucchini noodles.
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