Rudy's Garlic Scape Pesto

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A fresh pesto made from the flowery stems of garlic bulbs (limited season--early June). Serve over your favorite pasta with grated cheese on top or use to make your favorite chilled pasta salad. It is also great with grilled chicken. This pesto freezes well.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups

Ingredients

  • 6 garlic scapes, chopped

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup freshly grated Asiago cheese

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ cup pine nuts

  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place the garlic scapes, Parmesan cheese, Asiago cheese, lemon juice, and pine nuts in the bowl of a food processor. Drizzle the olive oil over the mixture. Blend until the pesto is a brilliant green color and smooth in texture. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
13g Fat
2g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 40mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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