When one of our farmers had garlic scapes this year, we jumped at the chance to get a box of them! Usually we only see scapes on the east coast.
Garlic scapes are the flower stems produced from the garlic bulbs. They come up in the spring before the bulbs are ready. We were thrilled to get our hands on a few.
The scapes have the taste and texture of a garlicky green bean pickle. They are incredibly fragrant with an incredibly light but amazing garlic flavor. We added handfuls of locally grown onion blossoms, chives and lavender! They are perfect right out of the jar with some charcuturie. Or put them with your favorite treats - burgers, potato salad or cocktails.