Garlic scapes have arrived with Week 3 of the CSA–one of my all-time favorite produce items. Many of us get really excited when the garlic scapes arrive. There are a lot of ways to use garlic scapes, but this is my go-to recipe because it is so versatile. You can add any number of herbs, nuts, cheeses, or other goodies (sun-dried tomatoes, anyone?) to the base pesto mix of garlic scapes, salt, and oil–you have limitless possibilies! I also made a loaf of bread stuffed with the pesto and some Brie cheese–talk about a yummy taste bud experience:
Today’s garlic scape pesto uses oregano, a touch of basil, parsley, green onions, and sunflower seeds. Last year I showed you how to make 3 different garlic scape pestos, including sage and walnut, the Asian pesto, and another parsley variety. I’ll post those recipes on my website soon–but there are other priorities right now, like harvesting buckets o’ strawberries, for example! Yesterday I harvested about 3 pounds of strawberries from the garden, and there’s more to come later this week.
But the video will show you the basics until I get get around to posting those recipes! Enjoy–and be on the lookout for vampires!