Garlic Scape Recipes
The infamous garlic scape. Here are some recipe ideas for garlic's fun, little gift.
Garlic Scape Pesto
- 1 cup nuts of choice (cashews, pine nuts, sunflower seeds)
- 1/2 cup oil of choice
- 2 cups of roughly chopped garlic scapes (green part only)
- 1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/4 tsp of pepper
- 1/4 cup parmesan (if desired)
Blend all ingredients in a food processor, and enjoy! Refrigerate up to one week, or freeze for 3-4 months.
Fermented Garlic Scapes
- Scapes to fill one quart
- Pickling salt
- Filtered water
Quart jar and fermenting top
Place your scapes, including flowers, into the jar. Cover with brine mixture of 1/2 cup of salt per 1 gallon of water. Top with fermenting lid, and leave at room temperature for 3-4 weeks. Add a little brine if needed. It will be ready once the scapes lose their bright green color. Store in refrigerator.
Garlic Scape Salt
- 12 fresh garlic scapes
- 1/2 cup sea salt
Preheat oven to 250° F and chop scapes. Place into a food processor with your sea salt, and process until it looks like a paste (or your pesto!). Spread the paste in an even layer on a small baking sheet. Place in oven and allow to bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
Once cooled, crumble the dried salt and garlic scape mixture into fine pieces. Store in jars in a dark, cool place.