a couple of pestos

really digging the garlic scapes – the stems and flowers of the garlic plant – check this NYT article for more info and recipes.

last week made a very simple pesto of garlic scapes, parmesan cheese, olive oil and pine nuts
Garlic scapesGarlic scapes choppedScapes, pine nuts, parmesan

chop the scapes, cheese, and pine nuts coarsely. then add oil on a stream while the processor is running. continue until well-mixed and homogeneous

this is intensely garlic.  for a milder variation, add a couple of handfuls of fresh spinach

SpinachScapes, pine nuts, parmesan, spinach


teh yum.

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7 thoughts on “a couple of pestos

  1. Mmmm, share? (holds up pita chips)I am at this very moment in the kitchen here chopping away making pico de gallo. Nothing like fresh.

  2. it is very tasty sweetm. I don't know about healthy. it takes a lot of oil. I don't even measure it, just add 'til it feels right.

  3. oooo, it'd be good with pita chips. teh SO mixed the pesto with butter to dress a turkey sandwich and really liked it.I heart pico de gallo. we should trade: I'll send you some pesto via teh internet tubes and you send me some p de g.

  4. Lovely trade! If somebody else brings hummus we'll be in dip heaven. Manna! And LordK can be our Earl, of sandwich…

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