I've been getting a ton of garlic scapes in my CSA for the past few weeks. I was making them with scrambled eggs, stirfrys, but there just wasn't enough food to work garlic scapes in in their natural form. So, along comes pesto, which I've since learned, is amazingly easy, and I can't wait to try making a lot of different kinds of pesto. I'm thinking lemon-artichoke and lemon-basil just to name a few.
Here's what you need:
- 1 cup garlic scapes, coursely chopped
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup Parmesan (crumbled or shredded)
- olive oil
Here's what you do:
- In a food processor, blend together the garlic scapes, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese with the olive oil until it becomes a thick paste.
- Add salt and pepper to taste!
It's actually that easy. Any recipe that has less than ten ingredients with two of those ingredients being salt and pepper is definitely one to try.
I served it with linguine, cherry tomatoes, summer squash and some greens, but I think it would be great on a pizza, with ravioli, as a marinade for chicken or fish, or just as a dip with some pita chips. So many options!