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.
- 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
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.