Garlic Scapes, the Best Veg You're Not Cooking Yet.
How to Use Garlic Scapes
Garlic scapes are grassy and garlicky in flavor, so can they be swapped out for garlic cloves in recipes. But that's really just the beginning. It would be a shame not to let their unique flavor stand all on its own. Garlic scapes can enjoyed all on their own, or used in a number of recipes that allow them to shine. Here are my favorite garlic scape recipes:
1. Make Pesto
Whirl garlic scapes into pesto and use it on everything from pizza to sandwiches to pasta or even an marinade for chicken.
2. Make that Pesto Into a Yogurt Sauce
For an easy dip for vegetables or crackers, or a sauce you can use in a myriad of ways mix that pesto with yogurt.
3. Grill the Garlic Scapes
A simple way to cook garlic scapes that let's them shine as the center of attention is to throw them on the grill until they're nice and charred. Then finish them with a drizzle of lemon juice. Boom, enjoy them with whatever protein you're grilling as a stunner of a side dish.
4. Put them in Salad Dressing
Whisk a finely chopped garlic scape into your homemade salad dressing. The grassy, garlicky flavor will shine on your favorite green
5. Put them in a Frittata or Scrambled Eggs
Chop them up finely, sauté, and add to scrambled eggs or a frittata.
6. Put Garlic Scapes in Your Hummus
Swap out garlic cloves for a few stalks of garlic scapes when making hummus.
7. Make Garlic Scape Butter
8. Saute the Scapes
Sauté your scapes in lots of oil and then use the infused oil—as well as the scapes as a topping for pizza or meat, or really anything you can think of.