Roasted Garlic Scape Pesto

  • 1 cup garlic scapes, (about 10-12 scapes)
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup basil leaves
  • Juice of one lemon
  1. Toss garlic scapes in a bit of oil and spread on a pan, roasting them at 400F for about 20 minutes.
  2. Place the garlic scapes in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the sunflower seeds and pulse for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add the olive oil and process on high for 15 seconds.
  5. Add the Parmesan cheese and pulse until the ingredients are combined.
  6. Add the basil and lemon juice, and process until reaching the desired consistency.
  7. Add salt to taste and serve immediately.
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