Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe


Do you grow your own garlic? Did you know that the entire plant is not only edible, but super delicious!! 

We have a good amount of wild garlic in our gardens, and other then looking pretty, I was never sure what to do with it. After some research, I learned that the options are endless! 


Not only are the scapes (the curly tops that sprout up a month or so before you can harvest the bulbs) edible, they have such a fresh garlicky taste, you can eat them raw or fry them up with some salt and pepper. I enjoy adding them to stir frys too. Yum, yum, yum!!!


I have been craving pesto BBQ chicken for a while, and thought “scape pesto??” Turns out it is actually a thing!!  There are lots of recipes out there that are very different, and I am sure very delicious! My recipe was purely based on what I already had in the house and let me tell you….I wouldn’t change a thing! 

Garlic Scape Pesto (per cup of chopped scapes)

  • 1 cup garlic scapes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cups olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash and roughly chop the stalks (separating the flowery tops) I cut mine at the point where the stalks started to feel tough. It is a little late in the season and they got tough about 4-6 inches down.
  2. Cut off the tops above the flowery bulbs. They have a spicy garlicky taste the added great flavour to the Pesto!
  3. Save the flowery bulbs to plant more garlic!
  4. Place scapes, cheese, walnuts, salt and pepper to food processor and pulse. Slowly add oil until you have a desired consistency. 
  5. Eat!!!

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