Garlic Scape Pesto with Basil

Another amazing recipe from our friend Deb Abbott, this one using fresh local scapes to create a delicious pesto to serve with pasta topped with grilled chicken or spread on fresh crusty bread!

Garlic Scape Pesto with Basil

Garlic Scape Pesto with Basil
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2 servings
  • ½ cup Kricklewood Sunflower oil
  • 10 -12 garlic scapes, sliced crosswise into small pieces
  • ¼ cup raw shelled unsalted sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup basil leaves
  • Juice of one lemon
  1. Place the garlic scapes in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the sunflower seeds and pulse for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl of the processor.
  3. Add the Kricklewood Farm Sunflower Oil and process on high for 15 seconds.
  4. Add the Parmesan cheese and pulse until the ingredients are combined.
  5. Add the basil and lemon juice, and process until reaching the desired consistency.
  6. Add salt to taste and serve immediately.
  7. Serve tossed with hot cooked pasta. Or spread on fresh crusty bread or grilled chicken or pork.


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