I got a big bag of garlic scapes in the CSA box this week. What to do with these shoots trimmed from hardneck garlic? I got a tip from a colleague that I just have to share. Easy, versatile, delicious, freezable. The scapes I got made about double the recipe.
12-14 scapes, woody bits removed
1/4 c walnuts (I used hazelnuts, worked fine)
1/4 c walnut or olive oil
1/4 c olive oil
Grated Parmesan cheese or similar
Pulse scapes and nuts in food processor. Add oils and sea salt. Add grated cheese, taste. It should be the basic pesto texture. The bright garlic flavor goes with fish, pasta, in soups, with mayo to make an aioli…the possibilities are endless.