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Garlic Scape Pesto | A Couple Cooks

Garlic Scape Pesto

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Wondering what to make with garlic scapes? Here’s a simple garlic scape pesto recipe. Use it with grilled meat, spread onto pizza, or swirl in a yogurt dip!


  • 8 garlic scapes (1/2 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more if desired


  1. Chop the garlic scapes: Remove and discard the bulb end of the garlic scapes. Then remove any tough stems from the other end of the garlic scapes and chop them into small pieces.
  2. Place everything except the olive oil in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Then turn on the machine and drizzle in the olive oil. Add additional olive oil if desired for a runnier consistency. The resulting pesto is very garlicky, so use it sparingly!
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean