Anna's Pick: Garlic Scapes
July 19, 2022
Garlic scapes are one of my all time favorite summer treats! Garlic bulbs are planted in the fall, popping up their stalks in the spring and the scapes are what would form the flower if left on the plant. They are removed to encourage the plant to put more energy into the bulb, but also because they are a delicious treat in and of themselves! It feels like the official start of summer when they finally come into season. They have a mild, almost sweet taste, most similar to chives or scallions, but still have enough of that garlicky goodness to stand up in any dish. I love them in most any recipe but most frequently use them in pestos, mix them into butter for some delicious garlic bread, and sprinkle them over eggs. I even love using them in flower bouquets for a fun pop of shape! If kept in the refrigerator they have a long storage life, and I've even cut up and frozen some with success.