Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto Recipe

Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto

garlic scape and basil pesto recipe from lil suburban homestead
I love this garlic scape and basil pesto recipe!

Hi friends! I hope all of you are having a fabulous Saturday and I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

Okay so I think we can all agree that pesto is pretty amazing!  But garlic scape pesto?  When I first heard this was a thing I was kind of skeptical, I thought this kind of sounds like you are putting weeds in your food because I didn’t know what a garlic scape was.  If you don’t know what a garlic scape is a garlic scape is this long towering greenery that stems from certain varieties of garlic. Of course now I love weeds in my food and this is a fantastic summer recipe it really hits the spot and makes any dish just about taste fresher and appetizing!


basil and garlic scapes in food processor
I just toss all the basil, garlic scapes, and other ingredients in the food processor. I like to keep things simple!

Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto

2 Cups Basil
8 – 10 Garlic Scapes ( I didn’t even chop them I just shoved them in the food processor)
1/4 Cup Pine Nuts
1/4 Cup parmesan cheese
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
You do not need to add salt and pepper as I usually save to use in recipes!  Oh and remember you can adjust any of these ingredients to suit your preference!

basil and garlic scape consistency in food processor
Look at the consistency after pulsing and see the finished product and of course taste it and make sure it meets your taste profile!


A food processor makes this recipe so easy!
Rinse all of your basil and garlic scapes.
Simply just place your basil, pesto, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and olive oil in the food processor and pulse until you get the desired consistency you want.

I like to place these in half cup containers in the freezer and half cup is perfect to spoon over 4 chicken breasts and or to toss in a pasta dish meant to feed 4 to 6 people.

The Viking and I made up chicken, gluten-free pasta, and this pesto, it was so good and made so much that I brought it in two days this past week for lunch; it really re-heats beautifully! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Also check out this recipe that looks amazing from my friend Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget‘s Homemade Garlic Basil Mayonnaise…Oh yum!

I wish you all a beautiful week…Until next time!


Karen Lynn

3 thoughts on “Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto Recipe

    1. Thanks Mr. CBB! They really liven up dishes don’t they? I wish I had the problem of too many of them but that being said I have a freezer full of fish we all get our bumper crops LOL! Talk soon thanks for stopping by.

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