Overwhelmed with a big haul of garlic scapes and don't know what to do with them all? Here are some great ways to use that harvest…only a couple of which have anything to do with pesto! 😉
I had just finished harvesting the garlic scapes from my small garlic bed, and was agonizing over what to do with them all, when guess what showed up in my CSA this week?
Two big bunches of them.
Sweet Beulah land. I'm determined not to waste any of my CSA share, but I have never tasted a garlic scape pesto I didn't hate, and what else is there to do with the curly little monsters?
I turned to a group of recipe bloggers that I know and love, and asked them for their favorite ways to use garlic scapes. To be honest, when I asked, I cringed a little bit because I truly expected to get deluged with 87 different garlic scape pesto recipes.
BUT - I was tickled to end up with some great ideas that I've never tried, and that sound downright delicious. (Beer steamed mussels, I'm lookin' at you!)
More than one of my friends at the CSA pickup were as uninspired as I was about what to do with those twisty bundles of scapes, so I'm looking forward to sharing this list of recipe ideas with them.
If you, too, have found yourself with a haul of garlic scapes that you're less than enthusiastic about, I hope you enjoy this list too!
What to do with garlic scapes
You already know I'm excited about that mussels recipe! How about you? What would you make first?
If you have another garlic scape recipe that you just love, would you take a moment to share it with us in the comments? I'd love to hear about it!