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Garlic Scape and Swiss Chard Pesto

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 4
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This flavorful pesto is made with garlic scapes, which are found at farmers' markets in early spring.
by: Sarah Walker Caron
Updated Aug 4, 2016
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  • 1/2 cup finely chopped garlic scapes
  • 1 cup chopped swiss chard leaves
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated romano cheese
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • 1
    Add the scapes, swiss chard, almonds, cheese and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Process to desired consistency. While running, drizzle the olive oil in a thin stream down the shoot and into the food processor.
  • 2
    Spoon pesto onto hot, cooked pasta and stir until combined. Alternatively, this can be used as a spread on bread (for sandwiches, with fresh mozzarella or just eating).

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