Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto

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).

Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto and spoon
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
10 mins
1 cup


  • 1 ¼ cup chopped garlic scapes or green garlic

  • ¼ cup packed fresh basil leaves

  • ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan Reggiano cheese

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • Salt and black pepper


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

67 Calories
7g Fat
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2.5mg 13%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 18mg 0%
Folate, total 4.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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