Garlic Scapes: How to eat

How to cook

Garlic scapes can be used in anything you would normally eat with garlic, chives or scallions. Pesto, guacamole or everyday chicken recipes will take on a new dimension with garlic scapes.

  • Dice up garlic scapes with a sharp knife as you would chives. In order to chop garlic scapes safely, hold garlic scapes in a bunch and place on a clean cutting board. With a sharp knife chop garlic scapes to desired size. 
  • Garlic scapes take beautifully to many different cooking methods including sautéing, braising, roasting, and grilling. 
  • Try pickling and fermenting your garlic scapes for a treat you’ll look forward to.

How to drink

Here are some easy ways use garlic scapes in your drinks:

  • Juicing: If you’re a next-level juicer who isn’t afraid of a clove of garlic or two, try swapping these in for a greener, more mild garlic flavor and an extra dose of nutrients to your vegetable juices.
  • Shrubs: To make delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, use your garlic scapes to make a shrub, then add it to your drinks.

And, find some delicious garlic scape recipes here: