Verdant and fresh, this Garlic Scape Pesto is an interesting departure from the more common basil pesto, and a wonderful way to use seasonally-available garlic scapes. If you come across garlic scapes at the farmers market, be sure to grab a bunch, and put their mild garlicky flavor to work in this easy pesto.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6 ounces
- 8 to 10 garlic scapes, bulb end removed, cut into ¼-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼-1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano)
Place the garlic scapes, walnuts, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and process until the oil is incorporated and the mixture is somewhat smooth.
Transfer the pesto to a medium bowl. Fold in the Parmesan to taste. Toss with pasta, or use as a condiment for sandwiches, grilled fish or chicken. Enjoy!
Pesto may be stored in the refrigerator, in a covered airtight container, for up to 1 week.