Nut-Free Garlic Scape Pesto

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on August 3, 2011

Nut Free Garlic Scape PestoI guess I should probably start posting local recipes when something just starts becoming available, not when the season is ending.  Hopefully someone out there other than me has garlic scapes that need using up Nut Free Garlic Scape Pesto  In any case, at least this recipe will be here for next year.

Before I go any further, I have to warn you, this is potent stuff.  If you love garlic scapes and love garlic then you’ll enjoy this, but I would suggest using it very sparingly.  That being said, it is really good despite the garlicky bite and the sunflower seeds made it almost creamy which was awesome.

Nut Free Garlic Scape Pesto

As you can see in the picture above, I like to fill a mini muffin tin or an ice cube tray with pesto(whether it’s regular basil pesto or this garlic pesto) and then freeze.  Once it’s frozen solid I pop the blocks of pesto out and into a ziploc bag where they can stay in the freezer all winter.  I like to use a silicone pan for easy removal but a metal one will work as well, but you may need to use a knife to get them out so don’t use a pan with a nice finish on it.

Nut Free Garlic Scape Pesto

Nut Free Garlic Scape Pesto

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