Pan-Fried Garlic Scape Ribbons and Broccoli Rabe
Recipe Type: Appetiser, Entree or Side
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Serves: 2-4
This stunning vegetarian dish is a deconstructed spin on the flavors of pesto - surprisingly simple for how fancy it looks.
  • 8-10 garlic scapes
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe
  • ⅚ anchovies
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • olive oil
  • grated cheese (optional)
  • lemon (optional)
  1. Wash garlic scapes and cut them in half. Using a vegetable peeler, shred the scapes into long ribbons.
  2. Wash broccoli rabe and cut into small pieces. (Only use the parts of the stalk that have leaves/florets).
  3. Heat olive oil in a large pan or wok. Add anchovies to pan.
  4. When oil is hot, add broccoli rabe and garlic scapes. Stir periodically.
  5. After about a minute, toss in the chopped walnuts.
  6. Cook until greens are tender, but the scapes should still be al dente.
  7. Remove from heat, dress with grated parmesan and lemon juice to taste.
If you would like a heartier meal, you can use this dish as a topping for pasta.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at