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.
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)