Besides thoroughly enjoying several varieties of leafy greens, I can now sing the praises of garlic scapes as well! These are the tendrils that farmers remove as they distract the garlic plant from creating a nice, big bulb. So what to do with these curly q's? When in doubt, make pesto. If you are a garlic lover, consider yourself to be falling head over heels in l'amour again. I can't promise you no bad breath but the garlic taste is lighter and more flavorful rather than overly piquant which I can only imagine garlic clove pesto would be. Thanks to my BFF, the food processor, the dish takes about 5 seconds to make. I used this recipe and subbed in pinenuts since there were on hand. One could easily stop here but I went all out and made pizza. I spread the pesto on store-bought ready-to-bake dough, and topped it with fresh mozzarella, artichoke hearts, and roasted red peppers. Garlicky goodness in every bite!
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