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Here’s a quick and easy recipe that calls for the delicious garlic scapes which can be found in your local farmer’s markets! Great for accommodating vegetarian guests at your next BBQ.
Penne with Smoked Tofu and Garlic Scape Pesto:
12 oz. box penne pasta, cooked and drained
lemon juice and zest of one washed lemon
8 oz. smoked tofu (Soyboy brand), cut into small cubes or strips
salt and pepper to taste
Garlic scape pesto:
1 cup garlic scapes
1 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper taste
Purée until smooth
Add one cup roasted almonds, chopped in a food processor
Steps:
Take drained pasta and place in a large bowl
Spoon in a few TBS of the prepared pesto or more to your taste and stir it into the pasta until pasta is coated
Add in the lemon juice and lemon zest and stir
Salt and pepper to taste and serve
Alma Schneider
Take Back the Kitchen
www.takebackthekitchen.com