Pistachio-Garlic Scape Pesto

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Pistachio-Garlic Scape Pesto
Pistachio-Garlic Scape Pesto
Jacqueline Fisch

Pistachio-Garlic Scape Pesto

You may be wondering, "What is a garlic scape?" The first time I saw these curly-green-bean-like things I had no idea what to do with them. These curly, deep-green stalks are the shoots that grow from garlic bulbs. Similar to asparagus or green beans in texture, they have a very mild garlic taste. You can use them any way you would use garlic, and have a very mild flavor when eaten raw.

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2
Servings
198
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch garlic scapes, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2-1 lemon
  • 1/2 Cup shelled pistachios, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 Cup packed basil
  • 1/4 Cup nutritional yeast (optional)
  • Drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
  • Sea salt, to taste

Directions

Put all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until the desired consistency is achieved, scraping the sides of the bowl and adding small amounts of water as needed. Season with salt, to taste.

Pistachio Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Pistachio Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
22%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Protein
7g
15%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
23µg
3%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
34.9%
Vitamin C
18mg
30%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4%
Vitamin K
25µg
31%
Calcium
70mg
7%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
23µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
46mg
11%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
2.8%
Phosphorus
176mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
411mg
12%
Sodium
164mg
7%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.2%
Zinc
0.9mg
5.9%