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1 bunch garlic scapes
⅓ cup olive oil
⅓ cup freshly grated parmesan
¼ cup raw nut of your choice (walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, pine nuts)
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2-4 tbsp water
salt and pepper to taste



  • Cut off the most woody few inches of the scape stem and discard.
  • Combine your washed garlic scapes, grated parmesan, nuts and lemon juice in a food processor and process at a medium speed until they are roughly chopped. Continue to run the food processor and slowly pour your olive oil in through the opening on the lid of the food processor. Process until all of the ingredients are very finely chopped and beginning to become smooth. If the pesto seems a little thick add 2-4 tablespoons of water until the desired thickness is achieved.
  • Finally, stir in salt and pepper to taste. Serve on pasta, spread on toast, or use in a sandwich.

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