Can’t Escape the Garlic Scape Pesto


When we went to pick up our cheese CSA, Steve noticed a sign that said “Free Stuff” below which there was nothing. Very profound. He mantioned how profound this was to our CSA organizer, who was creating bouquets for the vegetable CSA members. I noticed her tucking a garlic scape into the bouquets. I mentioned that I had seen this recipe for garlic scape pesto and really wanted to try it. Unfortunately I have no scapes on my garlic. She had too many scapes, so we managed to score some garlic scapes, for free! My favorite type of garlic scapes.

I tossed the garlic scapes (about 2 cups) a good chunk of parmesan, a few tablespoons of olive oil and a couple tablespoons of pine nuts into the food processor. I added a little oil to improve the consistency. Next time I might try adding a splash of lemon juice. It turned out quite tasty! It reminded me a lot of the garlic mustard pesto I made a few weeks ago, but Steve hated that and he liked this.

Today I tossed about half of it over some Gluten Free corn pasta and we ate it at our lunch cookout. Delicious!

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