Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe
  • 1 cup garlic scapes, cut into 1" pieces
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ⅓ cup cashews
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a food processor, process the garlic scapes and basil for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the nuts and process for another 30 seconds.
  3. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil as you continue to run the food processor.
  4. Add in the parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Mix and taste, adjusting the salt/pepper as desired.
  5. Use the pesto over fresh homemade pasta (my favorite), use it as a sauce for homemade pizza, or smear it on a bit of crusty bread.
Recipe by The Prairie Homestead at