Mmmmmm garlic scapes! I love them, don’t you? OR maybe you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about…
These are garlic scapes,
They are the curly tops of garlic you grow fresh in the garden. Due to a long story, I had an abundance of scapes this year and since I’ve been dying to try a pesto recipe involving this “by-product” of growing garlic, I finally did it and want to share it with you ’cause it’s soooooo yummy and easy!
First step is to cut all the scapes off the tops of the garlic and wash them.
Next step, is to cut them up and throw them in a blender or food processor and chop them up.
Good, now add rest of ingredients (full recipe below) and then scrape out and put in jars or containers and freeze or use fresh.
See? Easy peasy! Now on to the actual recipe. This recipe I adapted a bit from cravingsofalunatic.com so check out her other awesome recipes if you get a chance.
Garlic Scape Pesto
Makes about 2 cups of pesto
- 1 cup garlic scapes, cut into pieces
- 1/4 c walnuts (or you can use pinenuts, almonds or pistachios, I used walnuts and it was yummy)
- 1/4 c parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 c good quality olive oil
As I said above, add scapes to blender or food processor and chop up. Next, add the nuts. Add parmesan cheese and salt and pepper. Pulse briefly. Turn blender or food processor on low and slowly add olive oil until it is your desired consistency. Transfer to air tight container and keep in fridge. Or eat or freeze immediately!
Can be used over pasta, in sandwiches or dip for crackers or whatever your taste buds desire!