Garlic Scape Pesto
and here are those weird scapes again.......those freakish curly things that I had never seen until I went to my first farmer's market 4 years ago.
Well now we have them in our own garden.
Here is a list of good things to make with scapes, which are just the shoots of hard neck garlic.
I like to use them as garnish, because they are a conversation piece, and people always ask what they are.
They are pretty strong in flavor and have a nice bite, like a good piece of raw garlic, so beware.
I swiped this lovely pesto on my homemade olive bread toasts and served with some fresh local made mozzarella and roasted beets picked yesterday from my garden for a nice lunch.
Garlic Scape Pesto:
big handful of scapes (garlic shoots), about 7
handful of almonds
1/4 cup of Pecorino Romano cheese
pinch of sea salt
zest of a lemon
1/4 cup of olive oil
Slice the garlic scapes into pieces and throw into a food processor or chopper w/ the rest of the ingredients. Pulse until it becomes a nice paste (pesto).
Spread on toasts or throw in a little more olive oil and serve with pasta.