Garlic Scape Pesto Avocado Pasta

Creamy Avocado Pasta with Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto Avocado Pasta



Though less popular in the home kitchen, garlic scapes lend just as much of a bite to food. Sprouting from the clove, these tentacle-shaped stems spice up your classic pesto sauce. Great for vegetarians! Tamp down the heat with a bit of avocado mixed in.

For the pesto
1 cup chopped garlic scapes
¼ cup fresh mint
2 tablespoons fresh basil
½ cup packed arugula
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup toasted pine nuts
½ cup pecorino romano or parmesan cheese
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

For the pasta
1 pound pasta of choice (I used thin spaghetti)
1 ripe avocado
3 tablespoons garlic scape pesto
½ cup almond milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste

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