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garlic scape pesto

Recipe by
Rainie Piccione
West Winfield, NY

Garlic Scape Pesto is a great way to use up those scapes in hurry. You can make several batches and freeze the pesto. I use an ice cube tray. Once they are frozen I remove them to a ziploc bag for storage. Take out one, two or three as I need them for other recipes.

method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For garlic scape pesto

  • 3/4 c
    garlic scapes, chopped
  • zest
    from a lemon
  • Juice
    from half a lemon
  • 1/4 c
    pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, grated

How To Make garlic scape pesto

  • 1
    Chop or slice garlic scapes into small pieces. Place in blender or bullet. I have a both but prefer to make pesto in my bullet.
  • 2
    Add all other ingredients except the parmesan cheese. Blend until a smooth paste is formed.
  • 3
    Transfer to a small bowl and stir in the Parmesan cheese. I prefer to add the cheese in this manner so that the pesto doesn't get that gummy feel.
  • 4
    Serve as dip for veggies or on bruschetta. Or use in other recipes such as Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, etc.
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