Garlic Scape Pesto


This is a wonderful garlic scape pesto recipe. Garlic scapes, the curled flower from the top of a garlic plant, are abundant at farmers' markets and CSAs (community-supported agriculture shares) in spring and make an easy, fragrant pesto that can be spread on bread or crackers, put on pasta, used with fish, and used as a substitute for garlic, onion, or scallions! Add to sandwiches, pasta, lamb, and fish dishes. Tastes great mixed with mayo.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
3 1/2 cups


  • 1 pound garlic scapes, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 ¼ cups grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Blend garlic scapes, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and pepper together in a food processor until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
9g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 28
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 71mg 2%

* 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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