Garlic Scrape Pesto with Fresh from the Garden Basil

Garlic Scrapes, if you have not tried them your missing out!  Think of them like the scallion of the garlic world.  Click the pic to visit Green City Market Blog and find out more about them.

Fresh Garlic Scrapes

We received a half dozen garlic scrapes in our CSA share this week. I decided to use basil from our own garden to make a beautiful pesto. Here is how I did it:

Garlic Scrape Pesto

Rough chop about 6 garlic scrapes and throw them in the food processor
Add about 2-3 handfuls of basil and about 1/2 cup of pine nuts
Process until smooth, pulsing and scraping as needed
Slowly add about 1/3 cup of olive oil in a steady stream while the processor is running
When it reaches your desired consistency mix in a a squeeze of lemon juice and salt to taste

You can add this right to your cooked pasta with some cooking water to thin out or can save in the fridge for a week and freezer for months!  I can not do dairy so we left the parmesan cheese out but feel free to add it if you wish. Enjoy!


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Do you enjoy garlic scrapes? What do you make besides pesto with your bounty?

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