Seven ways to eat garlic scapes

Garlic scapes are just awesome (period). Garlic is one of the few plants to provide two harvests. The first being the scapes and the second being the fresh garlic itself. Until recently, the scapes were simply cut off and disposed of for compost as they have to be removed for the plant to grow better. However, garlic scapes are an awesome addition to your summer culinary adventures. Below are seven ways to incorporate them into your diet:

1. Steam.

Steam them just like you do with asparagus. Once ready, add some salt and pepper and enjoy!

2. Sauté.

You can easily sauté your garlic scapes with butter for an easy and awesome addition to any protein of your choice. On a medium heat, throw some butter on a cooking pan and cook the scapes until tender.

3. Stir-Fry.

Chop and fry. Super simple and fast to do.

4. Garnish with it. 

Finely chop and sprinkle on your home made pizza or on top of your favourite soup. The possibilities are endless with this option.

5. Pickle.

Yep just like anything else. Cut scapes into equally sized lengths and pickle using your favourite pickle recipe.

6. Use as a salad dressing.

Finely chop and add to balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper and dress your favourite salad. Throw in some edible clover flowers for the final touch. 

7. BBQ.

Finally, throw them on a grill and enjoy. For extra flavour you could marinate then with a little bit of salt and oil prior to grilling.

These are just a few ways to enjoy your garlic scapes, but please feel free to share your recipes!

Happy eating dear Lufavores!