- 10 Garlic scapes
- 1 bunch Swiss chardleaves only
- 1/4 cup Walnutsraw
- 1/2 – 1 tsp Crushed red pepperoptional
- 2 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1/2 cup Olive oilextra-virgin
- Saltto taste
- Black pepperto taste
Vegan Garlic Scape and Swiss Chard Pesto
This Vegan Garlic Scape and Swiss Chard Pesto recipe adds another twist to one of my favorite pesto recipes. I love pesto and I always have a jar of on standby in my fridge. I never buy pesto in a store since I realised how quick and easy it is to make at home. Classic pesto always has cheese, but since I like to make vegan pestos, it is much better for me to experiment at home.
Garlic scapes are the spiral green stalks that grow from the bulbs of garlic plants. There are always scapes at my local farmer’s market at this time of year. In this recipe I blend them them with swiss chard, walnuts and lemon to make this healthy and delicious pesto. I sometimes add a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes to add a little kick.
To make my version of Vegan Garlic Scape and Swiss Chard Pesto, you will need the following ingredients:
So, how do you make Vegan Garlic Scape and Swiss Chard Pesto?
Steps to make Vegan Garlic Scape and Swiss Chard Pesto
Blanch the swiss chard
Blend all the ingredients except the olive oil
Gradually add the olive oil