If you're at all like me, you obsess over finding seasonal goodies at the farmer's market. Scapes are one of those things for me. Their crazy stalks look to strange to have come from this planet, and their delicious flavor fills my dreams all winter long.
Scapes have one of the shortest seasons of all, so when you see them, you'd better snap them up if you're at all interested. There are so many simple ways to prepare them, but with this one, you can extend the season just a little bit.
Simply take your scapes, chop them up, and throw them in a blender with some basil, salt, and plenty of olive oil.
The result? A delicious scape pesto you can freeze for when the scapes start to take over your dreams again.
Work with it like you'd work with any pesto - on sandwiches, over pasta, with meat - the sky's the limit!