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Garlic Scape Pesto

March/April 2013

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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.


Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe

Makes: About 2/3 cup

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Preparation

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

Tips & Notes

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

Nutrition

Per tablespoon: 103 calories; 10 g fat (1 g sat, 8 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 1 mg sodium; 25 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 2 fat


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