Rather than all basil, blend up a pesto with a handful of chopped scapes or green garlic. Their subtle garlic notes make the perfect addition to this pesto sauce (a delicious crostini or pasta topping).

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

total:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a food processor combine chopped scapes or green garlic, basil leaves, Parmesan cheese until finely chopped. With the processor running, add olive oil in a steady stream until combined. Add additional olive oil to reach desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve on crostini, pasta, or grilled chicken.

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Nutrition Facts

67 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 1mg; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; protein 1g; vitamin a 209.1IU; vitamin c 2.5mg; folate 4.5mcg; sodium 58mg; potassium 18mg; calcium 22mg; iron 0.1mg.
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