I first heard about garlic scapes through the food blog world. I came across them at a farm stand last month and grabbed a bunch to experiment with. I wanted to try to use them in a few dishes but ended up waiting a few days and then I wanted to use them before they went bad... so I ended up making garlic scape basil pesto.
I mixed with gnocci and halved grape tomatoes and the garlic flavor was pretty strong! I was surprised since I thought garlic scapes had a milder flavor of garlic than bulbed garlic-- but this was pretty strong. Regardless, Danimal and I enjoyed it!
Garlic Scape Basil Pesto
4 garlic scapes (tough ends cut off & chopped into pieces)
1/3-1/2 cup basil
3 tbsp pine nuts
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
few swirls of olive oil
Combine all in a food processor and blend to combine.