Spinach and Garlic Scape Pesto: “This is a great way to use garlic scapes – the curly green tops of garlic that you can get from the farm early in the growing season! The spinach cuts down some of the super-strong garlic flavor. Use as a sauce for hot pasta, a spread for sandwiches, mixed with mayo for a spread or dip, mixed with ranch dressing for salad. The possibilities are endless!”

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Makes 16 servings


4 cups fresh spinach
1 pound garlic scapes, minced
1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups olive oil
2 tablespoons pine nuts, or to taste (optional)
salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Blend spinach, garlic scapes, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and pine nuts in a food processor until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Value

Nutritional Information

Spinach and Garlic Scape Pesto

Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 261
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 36 %
Saturated Fat:
Cholesterol: 2 %
Sodium: 5 %
Potassium: 5 %
Total Carbohydrates: 3 %
Dietary Fiber: 3 %
Protein: 10 %
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Vitamin B6:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.