Fresh Garlic Scapes
Fresh, tender seasonal garlic scapes are available for a short season in June. Raw garlic scapes are crunchy similarly to a green bean or asparagus with a mild garlic taste and a bit of zest. Cooking garlic scapes gives them a nice, mellow taste.
Garlic scapes are so versatile to cook with, they are wonderful raw, chopped up in a salad or diced in a dressing or compound butter, add them to kick up salsas, dips, pestos and chimichurri sauce, soups, stews or stir fries. Grill them to use as a side vegetable dish, sautee them and to pasta dishes or a pizza topping, add to scrambled eggs. Garlic scapes can be pickled or frozen to enjoy them year round. Garlic scapes will store for three weeks in the refrigerator wrapped in a paper bag.