Happy Monday! How was everyone’s 4th of July weekend? Mine was good! I ran with the usual suspects on Saturday morning, and then went to hang out with some friends on Saturday evening. Sunday was spent cleaning and organizing, and then picking up my dad from the airport. Good stuff.
Two weeks ago we finally got garlic scapes in our CSA bag. I’ve been waiting three years for garlic scapes so when it finally happened, you can imagine my excitement. When I found out we would be getting scapes, I planned on making garlic scape pesto from a recipe I already had. Unfortunately when we actually received said scapes, there were far few than the recipe called for. As such, I improvised.
What came of my improvisation was nothing short of perfection. Not to toot my own horn (okay, maybe a little tooting), but my pesto was amazing! Try it and see for yourself. Mmmm…
(Want to know something funny? I don’t even like pesto. Go figure!)
Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto
- 3 garlic scapes, cut into 1/2″ pieces
- 1 C basil leaves
- 1/2 C chopped walnuts
- 1 C extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to incorporate if needed
- 1 C shredded parmesan cheese
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- fine grain sea salt, to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor. Process until fully combined and smooth. Serve over piping hot pasta.
Pair garlic scape and basil pesto with a yummy caesar salad and voila — gourmet dinner!
Tell me… how do you enjoy pasta? Red sauce, pesto, or buttered/oiled noodles?