Squash with garlic scape pesto

A man willing to kiss me after garlic scape pesto must really love me 🙂

The next time I get asked “If I were a vegetable what would I be?” My answer is going to be garlic scapes. I love these funky garlic flower tops. They’re different, and fun to look at and cook with. 

Even though  this pesto has a far stronger garlic vs basil flavor, it’s still not what I think of as that sour, pungent, harsh garlic. It’s woodier and grassier, IMO. In fact, if you don’t have enough scapes, the best substitution is chives.

A little of this pesto goes a long way so it’s economical too. 

Garlic scape pesto

  • 6 garlic scapes, trimmed of woody stems and flowers  (about 4″ of stalk from each stem)
  • 1/3c cashews
  • 1/3c olive oil
  • 1/3c parmesan
  • 1/4 basil
  • Salt

Chop up the scapes in a food processor, add nuts, basil and blend. With machine running, add oil until a consistent texture. Add parm and salt and pulse to combine.

Saute sliced zucchini and yellow squash in olive oil 3-5 min til softened. Toss in pesto. Kiss beloved spouse/SO.

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