Garlic Scape/Whistles and Pistachio Pesto

Garlic Scape/whistles And Pistachio Pesto Recipe

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@Celestina9000 Start with the smaller amounts indicated first then add more, to taste.


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About 2 cups
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 c
    garlic scapes (aka garlic whistles)
  • 1/4-1/2 c
    fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 c
    italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 c
    pistachios, toasted
  • 1/3-1/2 c
    freshly grated grana padano cheese (which replaced parmesan)
  • 1-3 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice (i also added 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest to the pesto)
  • pinch
    coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    extra virgin olive oil

How to Make Garlic Scape/Whistles and Pistachio Pesto


  1. Combine all ingredients *except* for the olive oil in a food processor. PULSE a few times. Now BLEND until smooth pouring the olive oil gradually and in a steady stream through the feeder tube. Taste and adjust if necessary.
  2. Serve with baguette slices, crackers, pita or similar.
    Note: I considered grilling or roasting the scapes first but ran out of time.

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About Garlic Scape/Whistles and Pistachio Pesto

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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