What is a garlic scape? Had I not participated in a CSA (Community Support Agriculture) last year, I too, would have no idea what a garlic scape is. Through our CSA, I’ve become acquainted with many new types of vegetables/herbs, many I would not have known were edible. While we all know that a garlic bulb is edible (and delicious!), this curly stalk part is as well. Garlic lovers unite! This is a strong garlicky spread, not first date food.
I challenged myself this week to try and cook/eat everything we brought home from the CSA. It’s harder than it sounds. It’s Saturday and I’ve succeeded in eating everything so far except the radishes and pok choy. Not bad. If you do a farm share you’re bound to get garlic scapes and this is a under 10 minute solution for using them. We made this pesto and ate it with some yummy steak we broiled. It would be delicious on roasted chicken, pasta as well or just bread (as shown above). It also looks really cute labeled in little mason jars.