Ever eaten garlic scapes? You know, those wild-looking tangles of green stalks you can find at the farmer’s market. Garlic scapes are the stalks that grow from the bulbs of garlic plants. If left alone, they will bloom when the garlic plants mature. However, the scapes are usually harvested before then so that the garlic can channel all its energy into producing big bulbs.
Scapes taste mild and sweet, like chives or scallions, but with a hint of garlicky flavour. You can use them in all kinds of recipes, such as frittatas and stir-fries. Or as I have done in this creamy salad dressing.