Garlic Scape Pesto with Avocado Oil

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Jennifer Mosinski
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Garlic Scape Pesto with Avocado Oil
Garlic Scape Pesto with Avocado Oil
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  • 1 bunch garlic scapes, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 6 basil leaves, or more to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil, or as needed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Blend garlic scapes, pine nuts, lemon juice, lemon zest, basil, salt, and pepper together in a food processor until combined, about 1 minute.
  2. Slowly pour avocado oil into garlic scape mixture while the food processor is running; blend until pesto is combined and desired consistency is reached. Alternately, put the ingredients into a deep bowl or pot and blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
  3. Transfer pesto to a bowl and stir in Parmesan cheese.
Mealthy tip:

Take advantage of when garlic scapes are in season and whip up a few batches. You can store it in the freezer fo enjoy long after the season has past.


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September 04, 2017 at 1:12am

Jen the Mighty says:

Everyone should use garlic scapes in their pesto! Combined with the avocado oil this pesto is a total winner. I used it on steaks, burgers, pizzas, and in pasta (all from just one recipe!). I even brought it camping and used it on our vegetable packets we cooked over the fire! Everyone at the campout was raving. I was the camping hero!