Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Garlic Scape Pesto


Makes about 1 cup

10 garlic scapes, finely chopped(I double this amount as I had lots to use up)

1/3 to 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan (to taste and texture)

1/3 cup slivered almonds ( I toasted mine)

About 1/2 cup olive oil

Sea salt

Note* I was very generous with all these ingredients.

ok so here I am blogging again even though I said I would be taking a break! I am making pesto today as I am sort of a lady of leisure!

These beautiful garlic scapes came in our taproot box this week and I am trying out this recipe. I am thinking I will make lots f=more and freeze it for the fall menu at Maple Tree. This batch of course will be for our family as my next batch can not have nuts in it.

Garlic scape pesto is very tasty on pasta, pizza and with any combination of tomatoes, potatoes or any other vegetables you want to give a flavour boost to. I am planning to freeze mine in ice cube trays covered with plastic wrap. Once they are frozen solid I will transfer to a ziploc bag and use a cube or two when I need it. I generally use about 4 or 5 cubes on pasta for our family for dinner. I might a 1 or 2 cubes into a soup. Just experiment with it. You will love it!


  1. Thank you for this! It's done and in my freezer. I even had some frozen basil leaves in the freezer that I threw in. Now that I've got that food processor..... (:

  2. We had some tonight for dinner and it was super tasty!