Garlic Scape Basil Pesto Recipe

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Diana Published: December 3, 2020 Modified: June 14, 2021
Garlic Scape Basil Pesto Recipe

How To Make Garlic Scape Basil Pesto

Make a tasty garlic scape basil pesto sauce great for pasta dishes, stuffed chicken, or as a veggie dip. It’s also mixed with fresh basil leaves and cheese!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • ½cupgarlic scapes,flowers and tough ends removed
  • ½cupfresh basil leaves
  • ½cupParmigiano Reggiano cheese,grated
  • cupextra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper,to taste


  1. Cut the garlic scapes into small pieces.

  2. In a food processor or mini blender, pulse scapes, basil, parmigiano, salt, and pepper until smooth.

  3. Slowly add the olive oil while pulsing.

  4. Use in pasta, stuffed chicken, or as a dip. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes


Store in an air-tight jar for up to 2 weeks.



  • Calories: 147.68kcal
  • Fat: 13.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.17g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.66g
  • Fiber: 0.26g
  • Sugar: 0.19g
  • Protein: 4.48g
  • Cholesterol: 7.22mg
  • Sodium: 148.10mg
  • Calcium: 146.91mg
  • Potassium: 55.18mg
  • Iron: 0.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 26.54µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.34mg
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