Garlic Scape Pesto!

Garlic Scape Pesto <333

Garlic Scape Pesto <333

Garlic scape garlic scape garlic scape... Oh.my.goodess! I have never ever had a garlic scape (or even knew they existed) until my awesome CSA Hellgate Farm introduced me to them this Summer and man oh man do I wish that I knew about them earlier!

OK, so garlic scape… Garlic is a bulbous plant and as it grows it the ground it creates leaves that look like super big blades of grass. In the middle of the grass-like leaves grows one single garlic scape per bulb. They are like garlic scallions- such a winning combination. Once they have fully grown you harvest the scapes and then the energy from the plant can focus on the garlic bulb. I am learning so much as an apprentice at this farm and it’s AWESOME.

So what to do with garlic scapes?

>Make this pesto of course! Dip things into it, use it on zucchini noodles, on grilled or roasted chicken, with your eggs in the morning, or my favorite- with a spoon :)
>Chop it up and use it as you would scallions

>With sautéed vegetables
>In cauliflower rice

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup olive oil*
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 garlic scape chopped up (about ¼ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons rough chop fresh basil
  • ¼ cup soaked cashews (rinsed)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • juice ½ lemon
     
  1. Soak the cashews for minimum 2 hours, maximum overnight. Then rinse them.

  2. Mix all ingredients together in a food processor. Talk about easy!
     

*Add more oil if you would like a thinner consistency, you could also add a bit of water. If you’re adding more liquids, start with a drizzle and add until you’re pleased with the results. Don’t add too much too quickly for fear of ending up with the wrong consistency.

Chicken Salad with Garlic Scape Pesto Mayo!!

Chicken Salad with Garlic Scape Pesto Mayo!!