This time of year, be on the lookout for those curly, slender green stems known as garlic scapes at your local farmers market or in your CSA box. Garlic scapes have a mild garlic flavor and a texture similar to asparagus. Think of them as a vegetable, herb, and aromatic all in one! They’re only available for a short time in mid- to late-June when farmers cut them off to allow the garlic bulb to grow larger and mature underground, so enjoy them while you can!
Similar to garlic, they are a great source of manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and selenium, and linked to numerous health benefits including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and preventing heart disease and various types of cancer.
Our dietitians enjoy them raw on top of salads or cooked down to a soft texture that adds flavor to stir-fries, pasta dishes, or this quesadilla recipe!
Photo by Edsel Little
This information is per serving.