Pasta with Peas & Basil Garlic Scape Pesto
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
A quick summertime pasta dish. Some of that lovely salad mix would be nice on the side!
  • 1lb. pasta of choice
  • ¾ lb. snap or snow peas (about the amount in your box)
  • 2 c. basil, loosely packed
  • ½ c. garlic scapes, chopped
  • ¼ c. sunflower oil or olive oil
  • ¼ c. parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ c. pine nuts or walnuts
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. For pesto: In food processor (or blender) pulse scapes, parmesan, nuts, salt, & pepper until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add basil & then oil & pulse a few times more. Don’t puree it - it should be somewhat coarse. Set aside.
  3. Cook pasta in salted water.
  4. When pasta is almost done, add the peas and cook for another 2 minutes. Drain, rinse, and pour into a large serving bowl & toss with pesto.
  5. Add more oil & salt if necessary.
  6. Garnish with basil leaves, parmesan, or pine nuts.
Recipe by Driftless Organics at