Garlic Scapes Pesto is my absolute favorite way to use them. I don't just replace the basil with scapes though. Adding fresh spinach will mellow the sharpness of the scapes (and makes the pesto go further). Also, by adding lemon you will heighten the flavor of them so it is a perfect balance.
It is the perfect appetizer or to serve with your pasta or favorite protein. The options are endless and the deliciousness will make you sign up for your CSA next year! Don't forget to try Garlic Scapes Hummus too!
I need to start growing garlic!
Makes 1 c
Garlic Scapes Pesto
1/2 c scapes, chopped
1 c packed spinach
1/4 c grated parmesan*
1/4 c olive oil
1 T lemon juice
1/4 t salt
*to make vegan use 1/4 c roasted cashews in place of parmesan cheese.
Mix all ingredients in your food processor and mix until smooth. Add more olive oil to get your desired consistency.