Garlic Scape Pesto on Spinach Linguine

Garlic Scape Pesto on Spinach Linguine

This is a light and fresh alternative to traditional pesto. Garlic scapes have a more mild garlic flavor. You can often find them at your farmers market, and they are inexpensive.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  2. Step 2

    While pasta boils, process grape tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, garlic scapes, olive oil, basil leaves, sun-dried tomatoes, and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Prepare a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Cook spinach leaves in hot skillet until slightly wilted, about 3 minutes; add drained linguine and pesto sauce. Cook and stir to coat linguine is sauce and until everything is hot, 2 to 3 minutes.