Garlic scapes are the long, curvy green shoots that grow from hard necked garlic plants, resembling grass or wild onions. Only one scape grows per garlic bulb. Garlic scapes are often found at farmers markets instead of your typical grocery store.
Nutrition and Health Benefits of Garlic Scapes
Milder than garlic cloves, they're a great way to add flavor to your dish.
How to Select Garlic Scapes
Look for scapes that are firm, free from damage, and have a consistent green color.
How to Store Garlic Scapes
Place unwashed garlic scapes in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
How to Prepare Garlic Scapes
- Add to a stir-fry
- Grill, saute or roast
- Add to eggs or salads
- Make a pesto
- Add to hummus
- Use in place of green onions or scallions
- Top pizza or baked potatoes
Seasonal Availability of Garlic Scapes in Nebraska
Materials to Print
The Seasonal Produce Handouts page includes a variety of handouts, recipes, and recipe cards that are available as downloadable PDFs. You can use these resources in your educational programs.