Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scape Pesto     

Author: Candace Goodwin / The Coeur d’Alene Coop

  • ·         8 to 10 Garlic Scapes Stalk and Leaves
  • ·         1/3 Cup Pine nuts or almonds or pistachios
  • ·         1/3 Cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • ·         1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ·         ½ Small Lemon, juiced
  • ·         Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper to Taste


1.       Rough chop the garlic scapes and put them, along with the nuts and cheese in a food processor. 

2.       Pulse until blended.

3.       Add salt and pepper and lemon juice. 

4.       With processor running, drizzle in olive oil until blended and smooth.

Notes: Garlic scape pesto can be used lie regular pesto – Top pizza, mix it in pasta, mix it in eggs.  It freezes well.  Put dollops in ice cube trays, freeze, then remove from tray and place in freezer bags.