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Pasta with garlic scape pesto and fresh peas

From Stones River Market

<p>Garlic scapes are an unusual product. This recipe features those as well as sugar snap peas. I would suspect snow peas might make a good substitute.</p>
Source: Yummly and Scaling Back ( (Entered by John Erdmann)
Serves: Serves 4

1 cup finely chopped garlic scapes (or 2/3 cup finely chopped chives, plus 2 to 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup roasted hazelnuts
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 lb snap peas (snow peas??)
1 cup peas
4 TBSP finely grated parmesan
1/4 cup mint leaves
1 lb spaghetti (pasta)

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Make the pesto: puree the garlic scapes, hazelnuts, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a food processor until finely chopped. With the motor running, slowly add the oil. Season the pesto with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large pot of heavily salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti until al dente adding the snap peas and peas during the last minute of cooking. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta. Whisk together 2/3 cup of the pesto and the reserved pasta water and toss with the pasta. To serve sprinkle with the parmesan and mint leaves.