Island eSCAPES

This post is for anyone who

1) picks up garlic scapes at a farmers market or CSA and

2) googles around for possible uses and

3) realizes that everyone in the world seems to be using garlic scapes for only one thing (pesto**) and

4) has a lifelong need to not be like everyone else in the world.

Here is what my lovely sister and I did when we dared to be different with a batch of scapes on an island weekend in Maine.

Grilled Garlic Scape Bruschetta

  • one batch garlic scapes
  • salt and pepper
  • juice of a lemon
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped with juice
  • bruschetta vehicle (toasted bread or cracker)

Douse the scapes with lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  



Grill for about 8 minutes, until scapes are looking wilty and browned.  Take off grill and roughly chop into bite size pieces.



Combine with juicy tomato goodness and spread on crostini vehicle of choice.


A very good snack.  The scapes have a nice, mellow flavor rather like roasted regular garlic.


**In the interest of full disclosure, I did have another batch of scapes later and I made…pesto.  And it was…very good.  Everyone makes it for a reason, I guess.  But I still maintain the bruschetta are a great and tasty way to put a different twist on this summer ingredient.  Make both and decide for yourself!



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