Thursday, July 25, 2013

Garlic Scape Pesto

This isn't a salad, but can be made into an incredible pasta salad. Or spread on some crostini to serve with a salad!

Fresh Garlic Scapes
Our lovely neighbor Taylor made garlic scape pesto for us as a snack to go with our river side happy hour. Anyone who frequents farmer's markets or has CSA boxes delivered is familiar with garlic scapes and if you're not, you should seek them out, they're pretty incredible and make the most delicious pesto!
Please notice Maggie, Murray's girlfriend, in the background

Garlic Scape Pesto
by Taylor Clarke 

1/4 lb. garlic scapes, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
~1  cup freshly grated parmesan
Salt to taste

Puree the scapes, lemon juice and olive oil in a food processor until almost smooth. There should be some texture left to it. You can make it a smooth paste, but most prefer it to have some texture. Stir in the grated cheese. You can pulse it in, if you prefer, but make sure not to over blend it because it can get kinda gummy.

If you want to make it vegan, you can replace the cheese with a nut (or seed, if you have allergies), like pine nuts or walnuts.



  1. Maggie and Murray, that's a match made in doggie heaven I think. This looks SO good. You had me at spread over crostini. Mmmmm...

  2. Thanks for sharing your recipe Tay! Loved our snacks and the company.