Recipe: Garlic Scape Pesto… Do it Now!!!!

Post By Olivia Martino, Co-owner and Registered Dietitian, Nourish Northwest

I was surprised and delighted to see that garlic scapes are still on the shelves but was told by the produce department at New Seasons that this is the last week for them.  We got lucky and the scapes had an extended season this year.  I wanted to make sure I got a chance to try the garlic scape pesto everyone has been raving about.  I can certainly say I understand what all the fuss is about.  Pesto packed with fresh basil leaves, toasted nuts and parmesan cheese, is always delicious.  But the addition of the scapes really added to the depth of the flavor profile and gave it a mildly garlic flavor.  Pick some up today for this weekend’s dinner!



Garlic Scape Pesto

Makes: Approximately 1 1/2 cups


1 bunch of garlic scapes, stems only, cut into 1 inch lengths

3/4 cup fresh basil

1/2 cup fresh parsley

Salt and pepper

1/4 cup almonds, toasted and roughly chopped

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1/2 cup olive oil


Place all ingredients except oil in food processor and blend until smooth.  While blade is running, gradually drizzle in oil, adding more if necessary.  Serve on top of pasta and enjoy!

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