Garlic scapes are the flower stalks of garlic plants, and are one of those lovely surprises at the spring market. When cut into pieces and sauteed, they act like a vegetable – crunchy and mildly garlicky.
By Rachel Crawford
If you can’t find garlic scapes, this salad would be delicious with pieces of asparagus or green onions instead.
- Garlic scapes
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Cook barley in water or stock. Drain.
- Trim radishes and cut into quarters. Cut garlic scapes into 1" pieces.
- Saute garlic scapes and radishes in olive oil over high heat until beginning to brown at the edges.
- Toss with barley, season with lemon, salt, and pepper.
- Drizzle with olive oil and top with chunks of pecorino.