Garlic scapes are one of the coolest farm/garden scores ever. These delightfully mild garlic ‘flower stems’ pop up from the underground garlic bulb. The bulb actually grows better, meaning it can concentrate its growing power to the underground bulb, once the ‘flower stem’ or ‘scape’ is removed.
The garlic scape has a little bit of a fibrous texture so it’s recommended to either saute them slightly or mince them finely, like in this pesto. Garlic scapes are only here for a short time so grab them while you can!
Garlic Scape Pesto
5 garlic scapes (about 1/2 cup chopped)
a big handful fresh parsley
2 tbls lemon juice
5 tbls olive oil
3 tbls toasted pepitas
1/2 tsp salt
few grinds of fresh black pepper
Toss everything in a mini food processor or blender, process until desired texture is reached. Taste, adjust seasoning as desired.
Note: I like a thick pesto, add a touch more oil if you prefer yours a little thinner.