Garlic Scape Pesto

1 cup of Garlic Scapes, sliced lengthwise (about 10-12 scapes)

1/4 cup of Pinenuts, Walnuts or Pecans

1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

1/2 cup Basil Leaves

Juice of one Lemon

Salt (to taste)

Place garlic scapes in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds.

Add the nuts and pulse for 30 seconds, then scrape down sides of bowl.

Add the olive oil, process 15 seconds.

Add the parmesan cheese and pulse until combined.

Add the basil and lemon juice and process until desired consistency.

Add salt to taste and serve immediately over pasta or as a dip for vegetables or toasts.

Wayne Countryside Garden Club