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).
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.