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Thanks for all the wonderful feedback on the garlic scape pesto. We especially love the customer who called our pesto "heavenly"!
We sell our pesto frozen. It will last in the freezer for over a year. When when you need some pesto, lightly thaw the pesto and scoop out what you need. Then put it back in the freezer. If you completely thaw the pesto, it will keep refrigerated up to 5 days.
Our Garlic Scape Pesto is made from organic garlic scapes (which are only available in June of every year) from the tops of garlic, local award winning Wiscsonsin Parmesan cheese, 1st pressed extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, pepper and salt.
Here are different ways to use the pesto:
It has become our everything seasoning and we use it everywhere!
As you can see a little goes a long way. It's a great way to bring wonderful flavor to so make dishes.
Email us on how you have been using your pesto.
Make pesto cream cheese:
After making pesto, leave about ½ cup in the food processor and add 1 package of soften cream cheese and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Mix and serve with crackers or a baguette. Brother Ray's favorite!
Garlic Scape Uses:
Garlic Scape Hummus
2 cans of chick peas (garbanzos) drained
1 cup sesame seeds or Tahiti
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh chopped garlic scapes
Place the ingredients in a blender on high until a thick paste forms. Salt to taste.
Optional: add your favorite curry, to taste.
Garlic Scape Dressing or Dip
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
4—5 garlic scapes finely chopped
1½ Tbs. dried dill
2 Tbs. cider or red wine vinegar
Milk to thin
Mix all ingredients, thin to desired consistency. Use on salad or vegetable dip.
Fried Garlic Scapes
Cut scapes into green bean size pieces. Sauté them in butter and a little salt for six to eight minutes, or until tender but still bright green. During the last minute of cooking add a splash of balsamic vinegar OR lemon juice to taste. Serve hot.
1/2 cup garlic scapes, finely chopped
1 T fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
3 cups grated Parmesan cheese (use real cheese - not Kraft in a can)
Salt to taste (optional)
Fresh cracked pepper
Put garlic scapes and lemon juice a food processor with the steel blade, and process until scapes are finely chopped. With food processor running, add oil through the feed tube and process less than 30 seconds. Remove lid, add half of Parmesan cheese and process until well mixed less than 10-20 seconds or use the pulse to mix the pesto, then add the rest of cheese and Pepper. Process until all the pesto is mixed well.
“Scapes” are the flower stalks found on certain members of the allium family. Garlic scapes, which appear on the finest hard neck garlic varieties, curl upward as they grow, ultimately straighten, and then grow little seed-like bulbs. A young scape makes one or two loops before straightening out, and then develops seeds. By snipping off the scapes before the seeds develop, more energy goes into making a bigger garlic bulb. When the garlic scapes are still in full curl, they are tender and delicious. They have a taste that is milder than the garlic cloves, and have a broad spectrum of uses from soup to salads to garnishes. The garlic scape is an allium delicacy that is highly prized and traditionally used in Southern, Eastern European, and Korean cuisine because of its subtle garlic flavor and tender-crisp texture.
To harvest your garlic scapes, snap off the top of the garlic scape where it emerges from the leaves of the garlic plant. Eat from the part you snaped to the bulbis where the flower is forming. Some farmers harvest the scape by pulling the stem straight up for the more delicate flavor of the scape. We don't harvest this way, since we have a nice rain fall until July and removing the scape that way could lead to bulb damage. Every farm is different, so try what works best for you and your farm.
Garlic scapes store well. You can keep batches in the refrigerator for upwards of three weeks, though fresh-cut is always the best. Remove the entire stalk tip (flower) above the pod before using.
We sustainably manage our soil to ensure that we have the proper balance of nutrients and minerals to produce the healthiest GARLIC BULBS!