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.

Kathy Gunst
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013


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  • 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

103.5 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 2.1g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.1g 1% DV; sugars 0.1g; fat 10.5g 16% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 0.6IU; vitamin c 2mg 3% DV; folate 0.2mcg; calcium 11.5mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 1.6mg 1% DV; potassium 25.4mg 1% DV; sodium 1.1mg; thiaminmg 1% DV.