Garlic Scape Pesto
By Steven Biggs
Gardener, Garden Writer, Garden Coach, Horticulturist
Hardneck garlic has coiling “scapes” that will bear tiny bulbs if allowed to grow to maturity.
But in the vegetable garden, we don’t allow them to grow to maturity.
We snip off the scapes so that the plant directs its energy towards making nice, plump bulbs in the ground.
Scapes have a milder flavour than the bulb itself, and can be steamed, stir-fried, made into a simple pesto.
Here’s a simple approach to making
garlic scape pesto:
- Put scapes in a blender;
- Add olive oil, pine nuts, lemon juice, and sea salt;
- Serve your garlic scape pesto with a pasta dish;
- Or use on a pizza instead of tomato-based pizza sauce.
Growing vegetables? Garlic is on my list of top-10 easy-to-grow vegetable crops.
Read my article about 10 easy-to-grow vegetable crops
for the home garden.
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