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Farm Fresh Garlic Scape Pesto

Simple Leaf Farm
Pesto made with fresh basil and garlic scapes
Course Sauces
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 cup garlic scapes, cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup grated blend of Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano cheeses
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a food processor, blend the garlic scapes and basil for 30 seconds
  • Add the pine nuts and blend for another 30 seconds
  • While the pine nuts are blending, slowly drizzle in the olive oil
  • Add the grated cheese, lemon juice, and pepper and blend.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.


Makes 1 1/2 cups.