|Ball jar of scapesto|
|What are these?|
They are garlic scapes, of course! Scapes can be used in the same way you would add garlic to a dish, but they can also be used to make delicious, delicious pesto. Pesto are sort of my thing since I went gluten-free. I pack my lunch for work every single day, and my go-to dish has pretty much been pasta. Pre-gluten-free, I would eat pasta with just some butter and cheese, but gluten free pasta doesn't have the same flavor as the wheat-full version. I don't eat tomatoes (ever!), so I started going the pesto route. Pesto is super simple, just gather up the ingredients and stick them in the food processor and pesto! you've got pesto.
|Scapesto Pasta Salad. I use Trader Joe's corn pasta, that is why it is so yellow.|
|Luckily my food processor matches the pesto.|
Scapestomodified from here
I don't like store bought pesto because it is very oily. I will usually drain off some of the oil if I do buy pesto (I do this with peanut butter, as well). If you don't think the recipe is the right consistency for your pesto, you can double the oil.
150 g garlic scapes (about 10)
1/3 cup Parmesan
1/3 cup almonds
2 tablespoons hemp seed oil *optional
2 tablespoons olive oil (if you omit the hemp seed oil use 4 tablespoons or 1/4 cup)
- Put everything but the oil in your food processor (I have seen recipes where people use their blender, I have never tried but I assume that will work). Process (or blend).
- Slowly add the oil while blending. Most food processors have a spout you can pour liquids in, if not lift off the lid, pour in some oil, blend and repeat. Once you are happy with the consistency, you are done!