This delicious condiment is fantastic for accompanying your Optavia Lean and Green meal! Compliant with Optavia 5 and 1 recipe guidelines, this Garlic Scape Pesto recipe is easy to make, a low carb recipe and absolutely delicious with simple grilled meats, sliced veggies and more!
Garlic Scape Pesto
Sauces and Condiments
Garlic scapes can be found all over Farmer's Markets in the Spring and make a delicious pesto that can be used for SO many things!
Flavorful and rich, and not as "garlicky" as you may thing, a small amount can be used as a condiment (counted as a healthy fat) on top of any grilled meats or fish, sautéed in with vegetables, whisked into salads, spread on wraps or sandwiches (fab on lettuce cups!) and many... many more!
Whip up a batch and keep in your fridge for up to a week. After that, place any leftovers in a plastic wrap lined ice cube tray and freeze. Pop the frozen pieces into a zipper bag and use all year long. YUM!
Place the garlic scapes in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds.
Add the seeds and pulse for 30 seconds. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula.
Add the oils and process on high for 15 seconds.
Add the cheese and pulse for 5 seconds.
Add the basil and the salt and pulse until reaches desired consistency.
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or freeze as directed.
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
Serving Size is 1 Tablespoon of Pesto
0 - Lean
0 - Leaner
0 - Leanest
0 - Green
0 - Condiments
1 - Healthy Fat
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