I recently discovered garlic scapes at my local farmer’s market, and I’ve started cooking with them on a regular basis. Garlic scapes are those long green things that grow from garlic heads when they get overripe. They taste like a cross between garlic and scallions and are wonderful sauteed over steak or mixed into soup to enhance the flavor. If you are planning a summer picnic or entertaining friends, here is a great recipe to try:
White Bean & Garlic Scape Dip
1. In a food processor, process 3 – 4 garlic scapes, juice of 1/2 lemon, and salt and pepper to taste, until finely chopped.
2. Add 1 can (15 ounces) of rinsed and drained cannelli beans, and process until fairly smooth. With motor running,drizzle 1/3 cup olive oil and process until the mixture is the consistency of a dip.
And for a fun and easy alternative to the classic margarita try this:
Add 2 ounces chilled silver tequila to 1 12 oz bottle of Fizzy Izzy Grapefruit soda. Stir and serve over ice.