Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cooking with Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes! This summer is the first time I've ever cooked with garlic scapes. They are everywhere at the farmer's market right now and I've been cooking with them all week.Garlic scapes are the curly green top of a growing garlic bulb. These are trimmed away early in the season so the actual bulb grows bigger. I've been using them in cooking wherever I might use garlic. I find that one finely chopped garlic scape is about the same garlic-y-ness as 2 cloves of garlic.
Here are some ideas for using garlic scapes with some of our kitchen table favorites:Chop up one or two scapes with your Kale Pesto, instead of garlic. Spread over fresh grilled zucchini and sprinkle with paremesan cheese.Add to egg dishes, like quiche or Allison's frittata.Chop up and sprinkle over homemade pizza with mushrooms and red onions.Saute in a little oil with beet greens, sunflower seeds, and a dash of soy sauce.


xx Cara


  1. oh! thank you for posting about this. I have often seen them in farmers' markets and wondered what they were, but never ventured to check it out!!

    1. Me too! I finally just bought a bunch and then read up on what they were.