My cousin AA gave me some spinach pasta and olive oil for my birthday, so when JW was out at the Phils for dinner, I decided I'd treat myself to this meal!
I love the flavor of garlic scapes, which I've been collecting the tips left over from other dishes to make pesto:
1/2 pound garlic scapes, cut into 2-inch pieces
3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
ground black pepper to taste
The flavor seemed so intense- so I doctored it up a bit, adding a little more lemon juice, a dash of balsamic, 1/2 a diced tomato, and a few basil leaves.
As the pasta finished cooking, I threw in a handful of fresh peas from the CSA. DELISH!