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!