Garlic Scape Pesto

By • July 7, 2011 • 3 Comments

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Author Notes: Browsing at one of the local farms for strawberries I came across garlic scapes. They were so beautiful and since I have only used them once before I bought some. It was recommended that they be used to make a type of pesto apparently divine on new potatoes. In the end I mixed some of the pesto with sour cream, heavy cream and salt to make a tasty salad dressing.DebS

Makes about 2 cups

  • 1 bunch garlic scapes, chopped in 4 inch lengths
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Canola/Vegetable oil (optional)
  • salt
  • parmesan
  1. Whir garlic scapes and walnuts in food processor (or blender I suppose) until finely chopped. Keep the food processor running and drizzle in the walnut oil and olive oil until a paste forms. Add parmesan and salt to taste. Thin with more olive oil or canola/vegetable oil until pesto reaches desired consistency. I left mine pretty thick.

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almost 3 years ago This Little Piggy (Lisa)

I made this a few weeks ago, with olive oil and almonds - it was sooooo good. I bet the walnuts give a real earthiness. Will try next time I see scapes, although I fear they won't be around for much longer.

Lorigoldsby

almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

LOVE garlic scapes! Thanks for the new use!

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almost 3 years ago DebS

You are most welcome!