Garlic Scape Pesto Roasted Potatoes

Garlic Scape Pesto Roasted Potatoes are golden and crispy with a punch of flavor from the Vegan Garlic Scape Pesto. They are the perfect gluten free and nut free side to any dish. Vegan Garlic Scape Pesto can be enjoyed as a delicious pungent dip but when it is cooked, it tends to mellow out a little.

 

Garlic Scape Roasted Potatoes by @jesselwellness title #roasted #pesto

 

Potatoes are definitely my desert island food, I think I could eat them for days and days and not get sick of them! They are so versatile and are high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber and potassium. Most of the health benefits are found in the skin, so I recommend buying organic potatoes since they are on the Dirty Dozen List for pesticide contamination.

 

Garlic Scapes by @jesselwellness

Health Benefits of Garlic Scapes

Have you seen garlic scapes in your CSA or at the farmer’s market? They are the soft green stems tipped with unopened flowers that grow out of hard-neck garlic. Garlic scapes are harvested early summer and mid fall, before the flowers open, to allow the plant to focus on the garlic bulb rather than pollination. They have a mild garlic flavor and a slight sweetness making them delicious in pesto, salmon cakes, stir fries and even raw in salads! Garlic Scapes contain components that reoxygenate the blood and maintain healthy tissues and organs. They also contain allium compounds that inhibit the enzymes responsible for breaking down bones, thus helping prevent osteoarthritis.

 

Garlic Scape Roasted Potatoes by @jesselwellness #garlicscape #potatoes

 

Garlic Scape Pesto Roasted Potatoes Recipe

(vegan, gluten free, nut free)

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Serving size: 4 sides

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 6 cups organic baby potatoes, washed and cut into quarters

Vegan Garlic Scape Pesto

  • 6 garlic scapes, chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juice, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the potatoes in the grapeseed oil and spread evenly on the lined baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, make the garlic scape pesto by placing the garlic scapes in a food processor and pulsing until minced. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, hemp seeds and nutritional yeast and pulse until mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Remove the potatoes from the oven pour the pesto over the potatoes. Toss the potatoes in the Vegan Garlic Scape Pesto and return to the oven to cook for an additional 15 to 25 minutes, until the Garlic Scape Pesto Roasted Potatoes are golden and cooked through.
Have you tried Garlic Scape Pesto Roasted Potatoes? I would love to hear what you thought in the comments section. You can also rate it this recipe below!

 

Garlic Scape Roasted Potatoes by @jesselwellness #nutfree #vegan

Garlic Scape Pesto Roasted Potatoes (vegan, gluten free, nut free)
Author: Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP
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Serves: 4
Garlic Scape Pesto Roasted Potatoes are golden and crispy with a punch of flavor from the Vegan Garlic Scape Pesto. They are the perfect, gluten free and nut free side to any dish. Vegan Garlic Scape Pesto can be enjoyed as a delicious pungent dip but when it is cooked, it tends to mellow out a little.
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp cup grapeseed oil
  • 6 cups organic baby potatoes, washed and cut into quarters
  • 6 garlic scapes, chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juice, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the potatoes in the grapeseed oil and spread evenly on the lined baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, make the garlic scape pesto by placing the garlic scapes in a food processor and pulsing until minced. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, hemp seeds and nutritional yeast and pulse until mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Remove the potatoes from the oven pour the pesto over the potatoes. Toss the potatoes in the Vegan Garlic Scape Pesto and return to the oven to cook for an additional 15 to 25 minutes, until the Garlic Scape Pesto Roasted Potatoes are golden and cooked through.

Garlic Scape Roasted Potatoes by @jesselwellness #glutenfree #vegan

2 Comments

  1. Chuck Bluestein on September 3, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I also totally love eating potatoes. They are a very high source of potassium and Americans get too much sodium and not enough potassium. Do you know what that causes? High blood pressure. Half or 50% of all Americans over age 60 have high blood pressure. That rate rises as age rises. There are places in the world where only 1% of the people have high blood pressure. In those places the potassium to sodium ratio in diet is over 5 to 1. This is what all unprocessed foods give you.

    The processed foods have more sodium than potassium in them due to added salt. I would not mind living on a desert island with you eating potatoes every day. They did experiments with a few people where they ate only potatoes and margarine for over 300 days and they had no health problems.

    • Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP on September 4, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Yes, potatoes are awesome! That is all very interesting, thank you for sharing Chuck.

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