Thursday, July 14, 2011

Garlic Scapes

Fresh organic garlic scapes
Picked up these lovely garlic scapes and oyster mushrooms (pictured below) at The Cutting Veg Farm last weekend and made some delicious garlic scape pesto which complimented my oyster mushroom noodle dish for lunch.

Fresh organic Oyster Mushrooms

Soba noodles with sauteed oyster mushrooms and garlic scape pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

I got the original recipe online but now I can't remember where, I did make a few adjustments however but it has quite a strong garlic taste overall.  It is great with pasta or noodle dishes or works well as a spread.  My guess it keeps for about a week or so, so best made for parties.

1.5 cups scapes, rough chopped
1/2 cup packed fresh basil
1 cup packed fresh organic spinach
1/3 cup cashews
Juice from 1 organic lemon
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
Pepper to taste (optional)
1 tsp agave nectar

Mix all ingredients well in a food processor, until smooth.  Add as much olive oil as you prefer to give it a creamy consistency but not too creamy that it is runny (can add more or less then 1/2 cup).

Makes about 1.5 cups



Karlene said...

Mmmm...this pesto would be great spread on crispy bread - thanks!

Sarah-Lyn said...

Oh definitely!

If I were to do it again I would use less garlic and more spinach or maybe even add tahini for an even creamier texture :)


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