Garlic Scapes and Swiss Chard Pesto


 4-6 garlic scapes ( seed heads removed if tough)                  

1 bunch Swiss Chard, stems removed                                                   

1/3 cup olive oil                                                  

 ¼ cup walnuts                                                  

 ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese                    

salt to taste                                                  

Chop scapes in a food processor. Add olive oil, blend. Add chard, blend. Add nuts, cheese, and salt, blend.                                       

 Delicious on pasta or on toast with slices of tomato.

Verdant Garlic Scape Salad Dressing


2/3 cup chopped garlic scapes                     

2/3 cup olive oil                                                 

4 Tbsp lemon juice 

2 tsp fresh grated ginger  (optional) 

salt to taste 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Store in the fridge.

Links to other recipes featuring scapes