IN SEASON - June
The scape is the top of the garlic plant-- a delicacy you only get to savor for a few weeks each June, so enjoy! Remove the top head (the bulbous lighter part). The rest is edible. It has a distinct garlic flavor, but it is certainly milder than the cloves. You can cook with it as you would garlic, add it finely chopped into salads, or try one of our several selected Garlic Scape Recipes.
Store in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Use garlic scapes as you would scallions or shallots. Blend raw scapes into hummus, bean dips, salad dressing or softened butter to spread over grilled vegetables or baked potatoes. Great to puree for pesto. Scapes are more delicately flavored and sweeter when cooked. They are also great steamed.