Go Back
Garlic Scape Pesto | Kootenai County Farmers' Market

Garlic Scape Pesto

This is a spicy and deliciously easy pesto to make with garlic scapes!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Candace Godwin | The Coeur d'Alene Coop


  • 8 to 10 Garlic Scapes stalk and leaves
  • 1/3 cup Pine nuts or almonds or pistachios
  • 1/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 small lemon, juiced
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  1. Rough chop the garlic scapes and put them, along with the nuts and cheese in a food processor. Pulse until blended, add salt and pepper and lemon juice. With processor running, drizzle in olive oil until blended and smooth.

    Garlic Scapes | Kootenai County Farmers' Market

Recipe Notes

Garlic scape pesto can be used like regular pesto -- top pizza, mix it in pasta (so good with shrimp!) or mix it in eggs.  It freezes well -- put dollops in ice cube trays, freeze and pop in freezer bags to enjoy into the winter months.