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Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

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Garlic scapes, the curled flower from the top of a garlic plant, are abundant at farmers markets and CSAs (community supported agriculture shares) in spring and make an easy, fragrant pesto that can be spread on bread or crackers, put on pasta, used with fish, and as a substitute for garlic, onion, or scallions! Add to sandwiches, pasta, lamb, and fish dishes. Tastes great mixed with mayo.

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  • Calories:
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 58 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Blend the garlic scapes, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper together in a food processor until smooth.
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bmweisberger
43
7/18/2011

I LOVE garlic scape pesto. So much, that this is my first reveiw! I made this recipe, though I was not exact about the measurements, as I just used all the garlic scapes I had. I don't think you can go wrong--but it's spicy, in the garlicky way! If it's to spicy for you, you can blanch the garlic scapes first. Also, this keeps in the freezer. I put it in 8 oz canning jars, filled 1/2 from top and freeze...

DITTYBEAR
20
10/19/2009

I agree that it has a different texture than basil pesto. It was good on pasta and I also mixed a little into some chicken salad. It kept covered in the fridge for several days.

Linda Bradford
16
7/21/2009

It has a different texture than basil pesto but the flavor was good. I added chopped walnuts. Did'nt have pinenuts