Twin Springs Fruit Farm

Garlic Scape Pesto

 

Garlic Scape Pesto
 
Ingredients
  • ½ lb. TSFF Garlic Scapes (the pointy top couple of inches with the developing seed pod discarded, the remainder chopped into 1" pieces)
  • 1 Cup of good olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 Cups coarsely grated Parmesan Cheese (I prefer true Parmigiano Reggiano)
  • Optional additions include Pine Nuts, roasted sunflower seeds or sesame seeds - be creative!
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or sturdy blender* combine the scapes and oil and process until fairly smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and stir in the grated parmesan.
  3. It may be frozen for later use, perhaps in an ice cube tray as many do with Basil Pesto. It is good over pasta. *I've never tried it but perhaps even an immersion blender (or "boat motor" as Jeremiah refers to it) may do the job. I usually simply scoop it up with a rice cracker, but there are lots of ways to use Scape Pesto, as there are with the Basil version.