Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape and Pistachio Pesto

  • Author: Isabelle Boucher
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


This super-green pesto combines fresh garlic scapes, mild pistachios and parmesan cheese for a mega-garlicky twist on the more traditional basil pesto. Try it tossed with pasta or anywhere else you want a pop of garlicky goodness.



  • 2 cups roughly chopped garlic scapes
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Using a food processor, pulse the garlic scapes and pistachios until finely chopped. Add parmesan cheese, and pulse a few more times to combine.

With the processor running on low, slowly drizzle in the olive oil in a thin stream. Process until you’ve added all the oil and you have a smooth paste. (If the pesto is too thick, you can add a little water, a tablespoon at a time, until it reaches a smooth, spreadable consistency.) Season with salt, and serve immediately.

  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Italian