Friday, July 15, 2011

Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto, originally uploaded by essgee51.
Loosely based on this recipe by Dorie Greenspan, this has been dubbed, alternately, "the devil's pesto" or "dragonbreath pesto." It's certainly tangy and garlicky, and it does linger. I love it, but just have to remember not to schedule meetings right after lunch.
  • 10-14 garlic scapes, chopped (I also used a couple of the white blooms, which may have contributed to the intense garlic flavor)
  • 1/3 c walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 c Parmesan cheese, grated
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil, more if you like
Put the scapes, walnuts, half of the cheese, a pinch of salt and half the olive oil in a food processer. Whir till blended, and until desired consistency is reached. Add more oil or cheese as necessary.