What to do with Garlic Scapes
Back when I did a food blog, one of my favorite “segments” I did was “I have [insert vegetable or fruit] now what?”. I usually would include a recipe that I had created then add some links to other recipes with the ingredient.
I don’t have time to recipe develop anymore. And I have no intention of turning this space into a food blog. But I want to gather information about recipes I find interesting with a specific ingredient. Today I’ll start with a springtime delight, garlic scapes.
Garlic scapes are the flower stalk of hardneck garlic. They are harvested prior to the more common garlic bulb and have a lovely strong garlic flavor. I was first introduced to these green tangles at the farmer’s market a few years ago. They are one of those fun seasonal items that can mostly be found in late spring or early summer.
How to use garlic scapes
- Chop and add raw to salads (especially the younger softer stalks
- Chop and saute. Add to omelets, stir fries or sauteed greens.
- Make a pesto, either entirely with the garlic scapes, or mix in with normal greens (just skip your normal garlic bulb)
- Grill a whole scape and top a burger or sandwich with it
- Chop up and add to salad dressing
A few recipes of interest