This simple Garlic Scape Paste is a flavor booster for stir-fries, pestos, hummus and more.
Have you seen garlic scapes at the farmer’s market but don’t what to do with them? They’re long and unwieldy looking, but have great garlicky flavor. Unlike asparagus, the tips on garlic scapes are actually not eaten which is the opposite of what I would have thought.
You can stir-fry garlic scapes, but I think the simplest way to enjoy garlic scapes is to make a paste out of them and keep it on hand for stir-fries, or to stir into pestos, dips, spreads, hummus, or scrambled eggs. You can also freeze the paste in an ice cube tray so you can pull a few out when you want. Garlic scapes are only available for a limited time at our farmer’s market, so I grab them whenever I see them.
If you’re lucky enough to spot them, grab a bunch and make this Garlic Scape Paste. Let me know what you try it with. I’d love to hear.
- 1 bunch garlic scapes, tips trimmed, cut into 1" lengths
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Place garlic scapes in food processor and process, pouring olive oil through feed tube. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- You can also portion out the Garlic Scape Paste and freeze it (use an ice cube tray or just portion out spoonfuls onto a piece of plastic wrap, roll up, and place in a ziploc bag).