Sunday, July 19, 2015

Garlic scape pesto!!

Garlic scapes
Garlic scapes are the soft lime green colored stems and the unopened flower buds of hard necked garlic.  The scapes have a mild garlic flavor and a slight sweetness.  My garden is pathetic this year because of all of the hail storms but I do have some scapes that I have turned into a delicious pesto:
10 large garlic scapes
1/3 cup pistachios
1/3 cup finely grated Parmigiano- Reggiano cheese
salt and pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

In a food processor combine chopped scapes, pistachios, cheese, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.  With the motor running add the olive oil through the feed tube until the last drop.  Taste and adjust seasoning.  If you use salted pistachios you'll need less salt of course
scape pesto
Finished pasta with about a tablespoon of pesto per serving

Pesto will keep fresh for a week.  Freeze in an ice cube tray and use as needed past that.
Bona Appetito!!!!

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