Garlic Scape and Kale Pesto


It’s June, which means garlic scapes! Scapes are the shoots that garlic plants send up to flower. By cutting these off, the energy of the plant is redirected to growing the bulb, and you get a better head of garlic. Scapes are tasty, and I’ve been chopping them up and adding them to veggies. Today I used the rest to make pesto, with basil and kale, since I have a bunch of both.

Next time I may leave out the basil, since it’s overpowered by the strong garlicky scapes.


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