Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic's young shoots perfume this mild pesto, perfect for tossing with fresh egg pasta. If you can't find scapes, substitute green garlic or a combination of garlic and chives. See the recipe for Garlic Scape Pesto»Todd Coleman

Garlic's young shoots perfume this mild pesto, perfect for tossing with fresh egg pasta. If you can't find scapes, substitute green garlic or a combination of garlic and chives. This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR Issue #140 along with Laura Schenone's story Glorious Pesto.

Garlic Scape Pesto
Garlic's young shoots perfume this mild pesto, perfect for tossing with fresh egg pasta. If you can't find scapes, substitute green garlic or a combination of garlic and gives.
Yield: makes about 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped garlic scapes (or 2/3 cup finely chopped chives, plus 1/3 cup finely chopped garlic)
  • 34 cup olive oil
  • 12 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 13 cup roasted, salted cashews
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Pulse garlic scapes, oil, parmesan, and cashews in a food processor until finely chopped; season with salt and pepper.