A tablespoon of garlic scape pesto on a checkered tea towel surrounded by fresh basil and parsley.

Garlic Scape Pesto

There are endless possibilities for this Garlic Scape Pesto. Easily made in a food processor, this garlic scapes recipe is great with pasta, meats and so much more!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword garlic scape pesto, garlic scapes recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 90kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • cup garlic scapes about 6-8 scapes, chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts coarsely chopped
  • cup basil leaves fresh
  • cup parsley fresh
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup olive oil extra virgin


  • Over medium heat, toast walnuts in a pan on stove top for a few minutes. Set aside to cool down.
  • Pulse chopped garlic scapes in the food processor for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the walnuts, basil leaves, parsley, cheese and lemon juice and pulse together for about 30 seconds until coarsely chopped.
  • Drizzle the olive oil while the food processor is whirling until smooth and thick, approximately 30-60 seconds.
  • Season to taste.


Total yield is 1 cup. A serving size is equivalent to 1 tablespoon.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.3mg