Anthony enjoys munchin’ on Mary Margaret’s Pickled Garlic Scapes. A customer from our 14th & U Farmers Market shared the recipe with Mary Margaret last summer, and Anthony has been enjoying the Pickled Garlic Scapes all winter long.
Garlic Scapes also make great pesto. Add some basil, parsley, some nuts (pine nuts, almonds or pistachios all work well), a good douse of olive oil and some Parmesan cheese. Put in the food processor until smooth. The Garlic Scape pesto freezes wonderfully, so divvy out the batch into small containers and store for quick and unique pasta nights.
Here are some other good ideas for using Garlic Scapes:
Serious Eats, The Crisper Whisperer: 7 Things to do with Garlic Scapes
(I ditto the suggestion for grilling them!)
And this compilation from the Huffington Post: Recipes that Make the Most of Garlic Scapes, makes me want to get in the kitchen and cook all night!
Garlic Scapes are super fun, so experiment and try some new summer dishes! You’re sure to discover a favorite!