Garlic Scape Pesto

  • Serves

    makes about 1 cup


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.


  • 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


Step 1

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

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