Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto
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Garlic scapes are the flower stalks produced by hardneck varieties in spring. When the scapes are newly budded, they provide a delightfully subtle garlic flavor and tender crunchiness when used in pesto, pastas, omelets, salads and soups. -- Abby MandelThis recipe by Abby Mandel originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune.
Garlic scape pesto
  • 1/4 pound garlic scapes, cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, preferably parmigiano-reggiano
  • salt to taste
  1. Puree 1/4 pound scapes with 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes in blender or processor.
  2. Stir in 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Adjust salt.