This delicious pesto has a myriad of uses – including as a sauce for pasta, in salad dressings, as sandwich spread, on fish and chicken, even in bread….the list goes on!
Garlic Scape Pesto
Almonds are a terrific compliment to this delicious pesto, made with summer garlic scapes, as they are milder in flavour than traditional pine nuts. It may seem like a lot of garlic scapes, but they have a milder flavour than a clove of garlic.
10 garlic scapes or more
1 handful fresh basil leaves
¼ cup toasted sliced almonds
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Several good pinches of salt
About ½ cup or more good quality olive oil
Trim the garlic scapes of any leaves. Leave the bud on, if you wish. Chop roughly. Add to a blender jar. Then add the remaining ingredients. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Taste and add more salt and lemon juice, if necessary. Add additional olive oil to reach the desired consistency.
Can be frozen in air-tight containers.