Healthy Diet: Garlic Scape Pesto

Posted on Jul 15, 2015

Posted in: Healthy Diet

Have you ever seen Garlic Scapes at the Farmer’s Market and not known what they are, much less how to use them?  You can use them to make a delicious garlic scape pesto for your next pizza or pasta dish.

Garlic Scape Pesto


Place the silvered almonds in a small pan set over medium-low heat and lightly toast, about 5-7 minutes.  Place the garlic scapes in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds.  Add almonds and pulse for 30 seconds.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Add the olive oil and process on high for 15 seconds. Add the Parmesan cheese and pulse until the ingredients are combined.  Add the basil and lemon juice, and process until reaching the desired consistency.  Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

* If the resulting pesto is too garlicky try adding 1/4 cup of heavy cream to thin it out.

garlic scape pesto ingredients


garlic scape pesto

Store in a jar in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Here are some ideas for your pesto. Or you can make this:

Healthy Diet: Garlic Scape Pesto

Add garlic scape pesto, sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella to a pizza crust. Bake at 475 until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.