Week two of the CSA shares included a curly bunch of garlic scapes. They were tender and had a mild garlic flavor. Tasty!
What’s a scape? Some plants in the allium family (garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, and friends) begin reproduction by growing a long round stalk with a spire-shaped point called a scape. Eventually, a flower will emerge from the scape’s tip, from which the plant sends its seeds.
Store garlic scapes in an airtight container or upright in water and use fresh; or freeze. Cook them any way you would asparagus or try…
- blending them into hummus
- mashing into guacamole
- chopping into a salad
- adding to pesto
- pureed with potatoes
- topping pasta dishes