Garlic scape pesto

    10 min

    Garlic scapes, the curled stems from the top of a garlic plant make an easy, fragrant pesto that can be spread on bread or crackers, put on pasta, used with fish or as a substitute for garlic, onion or scallions! Add to sandwiches, pasta, lamb or fish dishes. Tastes great mixed with mayo.

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    Serves: 28 

    • 450g garlic scapes, cut into 2-inch pieces
    • 100g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 235ml olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Blend the garlic scapes, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and pepper together in a food processor until smooth.

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    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...  -  17 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  18 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It has a different texture than basil pesto but the flavor was good. I added chopped walnuts. Did'nt have pinenuts  -  21 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)