garlic scape pesto

  • 1 cup garlic scapes, sliced crosswise (about 10 to 12 scapes) 
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds 
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese 
  • ½ cup basil leaves 
  • Juice of one lemon

Place garlic scapes in a food processor and pulse for 3o seconds. Add the sunflower seeds and pulse for another 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the olive oil and process on high for 15 seconds. Add the parmesan cheese and pulse until the ingredients are combined. 

Add the basil and lemon juice, and process until reaching the desired consistency. Add salt to taste and serve immediately.