Garlic Scapes - Easy Homemade Pesto Recipe
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Garlic Scapes Pesto

Step away from making a traditional pesto by trying this garlic scape recipe. Expect nothing but pure deliciousness which is amazing when spread on a roasted chicken or pork!
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: garlic scapes
Servings: 6 pints


  • 2 cups fresh garlic scape stems
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 lemons juiced


  • Remove the woody end of garlic scapes and set aside.
  • Slice scapes crosswise, add to food processor. Pulse for 30 to 40 seconds. Scrape scapes down into the bowl.
  • Add sunflower seeds, pulse for 15 seconds.
  • Next, add olive oil, pulse for an additional 15 seconds.
  • Finally, add cilantro and lemon juice. Pulse until the desired consistency is achieved.


Reserve the woody ends for making bone broth or soups.
The consistency of this type of pesto is a bit more chunkier than a traditional basil pesto, but just as delicious.
2 cups of scapes is roughly 24 flower stems.