Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto
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Ingredients
  • 6 garlic scapes, chopped
  • ½ c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ c. grated Asiago cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • ¼ c. pine nuts (or try almonds!)
  • ¾ c. Olive Oil (or try Driftless Sunflower Oil!)
  • Salt and Ground black pepper – to taste
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Instructions
  1. Place the garlic scapes, Parmesan cheese, Asiago cheese, lemon juice, and pine nuts in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the mixture.
  3. Blend until the pesto is a brilliant green color and smooth in texture.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Use it with pizza, pasta, a salad or as an appetizer: spread on crusty/toasted bread and top with fresh mozzarella. Broil until cheese is melted and golden brown

 

Organic Basil & Garlic Scape Pesto

Organic Basil & Garlic Scape Pesto is a summertime staple around here. It’s so good, why not make a big batch and freeze some for the winter!

Basil & Garlic Scape Pesto
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Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
 

Driftless Organics ingredients make the best pesto!

Makes a fantastic dip with sour cream or spread with cream cheese. Delicious tossed with pasta. Or jazz up a basic vinaigrette dressing with a couple of spoonfuls. This recipe was created by Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon Culinary

Ingredients
  • 1 c. scapes, cut into 1” pieces (6-8 scapes)
  • ¼ pound basil, coarsely chopped (leaves & stems)
  • ½ c. raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds, toasted & cooled
  • ⅓ c. Driftless sunflower or olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt

Instructions
  1. Combine all in food processor & pulse until smooth.
  2. Use within a week in the fridge or freeze.

 

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Organic Arugula Pesto Sauce

A new spin off from traditional basil pesto, this Organic Arugula Pesto Sauce is just as delicious! Especially when made with organic arugula straight from Driftless Organics!

Try on favorites like:

  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Grilled Veggies
  • Chicken

 

Arugula Pesto Sauce
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Recipe type: Sauce
 

Driftless Organics ingredients make the best pesto!

This recipe was created by Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon Culinary

Ingredients
  • Your bag of arugula
  • ¼ cup pine nuts (or walnuts)
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 lg. clove garlic, chopped
  • 2½ tbsp. Driftless sunflower oil or olive oil
  • ¼ cup hot water

Instructions
  1. In a food processor pulse together all ingredients except oil and water until arugula is chopped fine.
  2. With motor running add oil in a stream, blending mixture until smooth.
  3. Sauce may be made up to this point 1 week ahead and chilled, its surface covered with plastic wrap.
  4. Bring sauce to room temperature to continue.
  5. Stir in ¼ cup hot water plus additional for thinner consistency if desired

 

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Organic Classic Pesto

Our Organic Classic Pesto recipe is bursting with flavor! Don’t be without this staple in your kitchen!

 

Classic Pesto
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Recipe type: Sauce
 

Driftless Organics ingredients make the best pesto!

This classic recipe can be altered to match your ingredients – simply use the same proportions and substitute other fresh herbs or mixtures of herbs (cilantro, rosemary, parsley, oregano, etc.) any dry aged cheese (asiago, romano, etc.), & any nut or seed (slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.). I also sometimes add a splash of lemon juice to liven it up. This recipe was created by Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon Culinary

Ingredients
  • 6 c. loosely packed fresh basil or red opal basil (I include small stems)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 c. Parmesan, grated
  • 1 c. pine nuts or walnuts
  • ⅔ c. Drifttless Sunflower oil

Instructions
  1. In a large food processo, pulse basil, garlic, salt, pepper, & nuts until coarsely ground.
  2. Add Parmesan & pulse a few more times.
  3. With processor running pour in oil in a thin stream until it looks like pesto!
  4. Store in air-tight container (press plastic wrap onto the surface of or pour a layer of oil over the pesto to prevent discoloration).
  5. Keep in refrigerator for about a week or freeze
  6. Most recipes say to leave the cheese out if you’re freezing it but I’ve never had a problem.

 

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Pasta with Peas and Basil Garlic Scape Pesto

Pasta with Peas and Basil Garlic Scape Pesto is a great meal to throw together in a jiffy! If your schedule gets crazy like ours does here at Driftless Organics, prepare the pesto ahead of time and make this an even speedier meal!

Pasta with Peas & Basil Garlic Scape Pesto
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
 

A quick summertime pasta dish. Some of that lovely salad mix would be nice on the side!
Ingredients
  • 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

Instructions
  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.

 

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