Garlic Scape Pesto

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Garlic Scapes are the flower stalks that spring out of hard neck garlic bulbs  and are in season in our area now.  They have a mild garlic flavour without the hot garlic bite and are part of this recipe for a delicious pesto using Kricklewood Farm Sunflower Oil.  Scapes are very nutritous as well, packed full of vitamin C and A . This recipe, compliments of Wendy’s Country Market, makes an easy addition to any pasta, used with fish or as a dip.

Garlic Scape Pesto
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb garlic scapes, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • ¼ cups grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Kricklewood Farm Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Blend garlic scapes, cheese, oil, and lemon juice in a food processor till smooth.
  2. To enjoy, toss with pasta, spread on crackers, use as a topping on a baked potato with sour cream. as a pizza sauce.