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Garlic Scape Pesto

July 6, 2018

CSA Bounty

~ Mary ~

Another post that was hiding in the archives from last year.

This summer I opted to give CSA a try. I was hesitant in years past because of the horror stories I’ve heard of too many vegetables and so much waste. The tipping point was this CSA, Shared Ground, offered up half orders. That was just the ticket. It’s been a month since I’ve started and I haven’t had any problem using up my rations within a week.

Garlic Scape

The first box had these crazy Garlic Scapes in it. I’d heard of them, but had never worked with them before. I went to my trusty website Eat Your Books that has all my cookbooks in it, and it conveniently will do a search for an ingredient, a recipe etc… that I’m looking for. What a treat!

I gave it a try and proceeded to put this stuff in everything! I was so excited that there were more garlic scales in the following weeks box that I made it again! I need to freeze some and hoard it away for winter. HA! It will never last.

Marinated Shrimp and grilled

Made Quesadillas with it and Cheddar Cheese

Plastered it on Chicken

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Garlic Scape Pesto

from Food 52 –  A New Way to Dinner

In a food processor combine:

1/2 Cup Garlic Scapes – chopped

2 Lemons Zest & Juice

4-8 Cups Arugula

1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan or Pecorino Cheese

3 Tbsp roasted Almonds

Pinch Red Pepper Flakes

Kosher Salt and Pepper to Taste

Pulse until finely chopped. While processor is running add:

1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

One Comment leave one →
  1. Kori Winker permalink
    July 7, 2018 9:01 am

    JP raved about Garlic Soup after you h guys saw Fred. Thanx for the recipe!

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