Soups and Salads
Chef/owner Ben Mueller of Birch Street Kitchen
Garlic scapes are one of my favorite ingredients in the early summer/ late spring because they are so often overlooked by both farmers and chefs. They are actually the flowering stalks of garlic that pop up above the ground in the spring.
Go to a good farmers market or produce stand to obtain the scapes. They resemble chives or scallions but have a much thicker, heartier stalk with a curl at the top, but a taste of garlic.
Serves two as small salads or four as a side dish