Monday, May 12, 2014

28 Recipes Using Garlic Scapes {Recipe Round Up}

28 Recipes Using Garlic Scapes | Farm Fresh Feasts

One of the reasons I started this blog was to provide practical support for local eating.  I'm so pleased with this Garlic Scape Recipe Round Up because in a single place I've gathered 28 recipes using this wonderfully versatile, locally available, plant part.
And the garlic scape is indeed a plant part! Like I use unwanted onion skins and celery leaves in my Soup Packs, while saving the main part of the vegetable to use/eat directly, the scape is the {unwanted} flowering portion of the garlic bulb. After cutting off the scapes and using them in one of the dishes below, you'll still harvest the Main Attraction, the garlic bulb, a few weeks later.  How cool is that?
This amazing photo is from Stephanie of Garden Therapy
 My fellow food bloggers and I share what you can fix if you have scapes from your garden (it's easy to grow your own), your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share, or your farmer's market. I've broken down the recipes by category [because cataloging recipes seems to be something I like to do on this blog]--I've got pestos, starters, sides and mains.  There are garlic scape recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  There are gluten free and vegan recipes using garlic scapes.  There are recipes for stove top, oven, microwave and grill.

There is no single garlic scape pesto recipe, I found in my kitchen and while arranging all the links these bloggers have thoughtfully provided for me.  Each recipe below is different--using a variety of leaves, a variety of nuts, but always using the mild garlic scape.  I thought I knew all there was about putting up pesto, but there's a wealth of information, tips, and tricks in these posts.
Kalyn's Chard and Garlic Scape Pesto Susan's Garlic Scape Pesto Donalyn's Garlic Scape Pesto Brandy's Garlic Scape Pesto Kalyn's Garlic Scape Pesto Stephanie's Garlic Scape Pesto Alejandra's Garlic Scape Pesto Sheri's Garlic Scape Pesto Beth's Garlic Scape and Swiss Chard Pesto Image Map
The Starters category covers appetizers, dips, and soups. When the weather is warm I like to eat lighter, and having appetizers for a Dip Dinner keeps my kitchen cool and my family happy. Dip dinners with a big plate of whatever's handy from the farm share makes it a fun way to eat a lot of vegetables.
Creamy Green Garlic Soup Garlic Scape Marinated Roasted Red Peppers Garlic Scape Dip Garlic Scape Soup Edamame & Garlic Scape Hummus Garlic Scape Pistachio Pesto Hummus Image Map
One of my goals this year is to increase the number of side dish recipes on this blog--here are some ideas for all of us to use this summer.  I'm currently inspired to try Sarah's Garlic Scape Vinaigrette in a pasta salad or as a marinade for grilled vegetables. For more inspiration check these recipes out:
Garlic Scape Pesto with Soba Noodles Black Quinoa Salad with Garlic Scape Pesto and Dried Cherries Grilled Garlic Scapes with Sea Salt Sauteed Garlic Scapes Image Map

The Main Dishes with Garlic Scapes category covers breakfast dishes through dinner meals.  I remember touring a garlic farm in Japan where there was garlic wine (I was pregnant and didn't taste it though the spouse said it was . . . interesting) but I don't recall a garlic dessert.  I'm glad.
Red Lentils and Garlic Scapes Early Summer Pizza with Garlic Scape Pesto and Morels Slow Eggs Garlic Scape Carbonara Paella Hash Shrimp and Garlic Scape Scampi Indian Vegetable Curry with Coconut Milk and Yogurt Garlic Scape and Spinach Frittata Cheesy Garlic Scape Flatbread Image Map

In addition to these Clickable Collages [I learned how thanks to Anyonita's tutorial] I've also added a Garlic Scape Recipes board on Pinterest, where I've pinned each post and will continue adding as I find more recipes using garlic scapes throughout the internet.  If you missed my many calls for garlic scape recipes and would like me to pin yours to my board, please feel free to leave the link in the comments and I'll add to the post. Thanks!

Since I'm getting senile and finding all the links I'd been squirreling away over the
months, let's make this 28+ recipes! :)
Casey's Feta and Gruyere Pizza
Lindsey's Garlic Scape Powder

Lindsey's Pickled Garlic Scapes

This post is shared with Tasty TuesdaysWhat's Cookin' WednesdayFarm Blog Hop and Fiesta FridayClever Chicks Blog HopHot Fun in the SummertimeTasty Tuesdays, Eating Inside The BoxFresh Foods Wednesday

23 comments:

  1. So many fantastic recipes! I can't wait to try that garlic scape hummus, sounds fantastic! Thank you for including my recipes. I look forward to scapes every year!

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    1. Susan,
      I'm glad to have so many ideas--and soon I'll have the scapes to play with!
      Thanks!

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  2. What an awesome roundup!! Thank you so much for including my recipe. I've been a huge garlic scapes fan for years.

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    1. Sarah,
      I'm smitten with the idea of a garlic scape vinaigrette--that's brilliant.
      Thanks!

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  3. I LOVE garlic scapes so much!! Thanks for including my Grilled Garlic Scape recipe. I'll be sharing this for sure.

    XO SHERRIE

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    1. Sherrie,
      I'm delighted to include your recipe--and happy to be grilling these days.
      Thanks!

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  4. You are incredible. This round up of garlic scape recipes turned out amazingly well, and I dig the clickable collage. Skills, my friend, skills.

    I have pinned this and tweeted this because it's incredible useful and totally tasty. Now to get some garlic scapes...perhaps they will be at the farmers market this week. I wait with bated breath or garlic breath, which is kind of the same thing.

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    1. Meghan,
      I believe you've got ramp breath, which could possibly be more overpowering than garlic breath I wouldn't know. One of these days I'll try ramps.
      Thanks for the shares!

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  5. I confess that I take my garlic scapes for granted, and often forget to do anything with them at all. Thatnks for this great round-up and reminder that there is always more pesto to be made!

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    1. Lydia,
      I'm learning the lesson not to take peaches for granted this year. Even though we have yet to actually harvest my daughter's peach trees, I at least could marvel over the flowers and growing fruit. But the cold weather this winter has caused fatal damage to the buds so no peaches. Sigh. I think I'll hold onto at least one bag in the freezer!

      This, of course, has nothing to do with garlic scapes and everything to do with taking seasonal produce for granted.
      Thanks!

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  6. Great round-up. I’ve made pesto but hadn’t though of half these recipes. Thanks so much for including me in this stellar post.

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  7. Thanks a ton for including me! I love garlic scapes but have gotten lazy about hitting the (early in the morning) farmers' market lately so I have not had them in a while. Maybe this Saturday I will rectify that!

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    1. Laura,
      If you found garlic scapes I'm going to think my garden bed is woefully behind the power curve--and it's not due to the darn varmints who keep nibbling on my tomato plants!
      Soon, my friend, soon.
      Thanks!

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  8. Thanks Kirsten for adding my recipe to this roundup. Our CSA has 3 more weeks before we even see a box! I hope to heck we see scapes in the first one. I look forward to updating my older scape recipes with NEW photos from my new camera!

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    1. Letty,
      I know how you feel--both the anticipation of the new CSA season and the delight of a new camera.
      I really thought that it was more the person attached to the finger depressing the button, not the button on the camera, that results in great photos.
      I still think that, but when Fall happens and I share my Green Tomato and Buttercup Squash Curry watch out! I took photos with my trusty point and shoot, then grabbed my spouse's new fancy camera and took photos from the same angles, etc. Wow, what a difference.
      Thanks!

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  9. Wow, I'm amazed that you found so many garlic scape recipes!! Thanks for including mine.

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    1. Alisa,
      I'm glad I didn't have to go looking to be honest--I'm glad so many bloggers shared their recipes with me!
      Thanks!

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  10. I just got mine out this week but feel free to add it if you think it's worthy;)
    http://www.cultivatenourishing.com/?p=335

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    1. Lindsey,
      Without even looking at your recipe I can tell you it's worthy. If you took the time to post it, it is worthy of my time to include it!

      And now that I've seen it--brilliant!
      Once I get a few more I'll make another collage and update the post, but for now I hope this photo + link is OK.
      Thanks a bunch!

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  11. I just started a linkup for garden harvest recipes called Eating Inside the Box! It would be awesome if you would share this with us! Please add any other recipes to any fruit/veggie category you'd like! Enjoy the harvest!
    www.cultivatenourishing.com/garlic-scapes/

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  12. Hi Kirsten! Me again! I've got another one for you!
    http://www.cultivatenourishing.com/2014/06/pickled-garlic-scapes/
    Enjoy the Harvest!
    Lindsey

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