During the spring and early summer when garlic scapes are plentiful at farmers' markets and farmstands, this healthy garlic scape pesto recipe is a great way to enjoy their gorgeous garlicky flavor for weeks. Garlic scapes are the green, spiral-shaped sprouts that appear on the top of garlic plants in the spring. Regular garlic cloves can be used as a substitute for garlic scapes. Try the pesto with pasta, stir-fries, grilled fish, poultry or steaks or add it to scrambled eggs, soup or pasta sauces. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013

Kathy Gunst


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Instructions Checklist
  • Pulse garlic scapes (or garlic) in a food processor until well chopped. Add oil and process until somewhat smooth.



Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

103 calories; 10.5 g total fat; 1.5 g saturated fat; 1 mg sodium. 25 mg potassium; 2.1 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 0.4 g protein; 1 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 11 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium;