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garlic scape pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

This pesto has strong sweet garlic flavor with a kick. It goes well with crackers and pita chips, or served with chicken.


  • 1 c. garlic scapes sliced in about half inch pieces (leave out the seed pods)
  • 1/4 c. toasted pine nuts
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ - ½ c. shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Put sliced scapes and toasted pine nuts into food processor and pulse until chopped. Then, with the processor running, drizzle the olive oil in and run until incorporated.
  2. Add the shredded cheese, starting with ¼ c. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more cheese, if you like a cheesier pesto.

Recipe Notes

Tip-to toast pine nuts, place in skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly until golden brown. Watch carefully, because they burn easily.