Have all your garlic scape pesto ingredients ready (mise en place translates to "everything in its place).
- 1 large bunch of young sweet basil, stems removed
- 4 garlic scapes, roughly chopped
- 1 Tbsp of raw pine nuts
- 3/4 cup of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan cheese) or Pecorino cheese
- Good quality extra virgin olive oil
- Juice from a quarter of a lemon
- A sharp, good-quality kitchen knife