Garlic scapes, the flower stalks of hardneck garlic plants, have a delicious, fresh garlic flavor, slightly milder than traditional garlic. They make terrific pesto.
FRESH GARLIC SCAPE PESTO
makes about 1 cup
1 cup loosely packed basil leaves
1-3 garlic scapes (depending on how you feel about garlic) coarsely chopped
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
salt to taste
Combine all ingredients except cheese and salt in a food processor or mortar and pestle. Grind until you reach your preferred consistency. Add cheese and salt to taste. Toss with pasta or spread on a sandwich.