Kathy's Garlic Scape Pesto

Kathy says, "This stuff is great right out of the mixer - but even better with veggies, chips, bread, pizza, salad, avocado, etc. Freeze into small portions for use later in the year!"  Yum!

  • 1 cup garlic scapes, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a food processor, process the garlic scapes and basil for 30 seconds. If you are doubling the recipe, pause the process to scrape down the bowl if needed.
  2. Add the nuts and process for another 30 seconds. Again, if doubling, scrape the bowl as needed.
  3. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil as you continue to run the food processor. (Hint: pour the oil into the cup with the small hole in the bottom, as if you were making mayonnaise.)
  4. Add the parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Mix and taste, adding the salt and pepper as desired.