Pesto is an ancient dish whose roots go all the way back to ancient Rome. It can be found in supermarkets, but these are usually made with cheaper ingredients. If you have never made pesto yourself I suggest that you try. It is a wonderful sauce on pasta or pizza. And as always freshly made at home is always better than store bought.
2 cups of Basil
3 garlic scapes or 3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts
1/2 cup of Olive Oil
1/4 cup of Parmesan
(It is nice to have a food processor when making this dish)
Rinse the basil and the garlic scapes
Cut the flower part or the umbel from the scape
Put the washed garlic scapes in the food processor and chop them finely
Put the washed basil into the food processor and chop and mix it with the garlic scapes
Next add the Olive Oil through the top of the food processor as it is running.
Then add the toasted pine nuts into the food processor and chop and mix them in
Lastly add the Parmesan into the food processor and chop and mix it in.
Scrape the pesto out of the food processor into a bowl.
Then added it to whatever you desire and enjoy.
Remember that you can make more pesto than you will need and freeze it so you will have some in the long depths of winter.