With garlic scapes abundant at the farmers’ market right now, I’m using them in all sorts of dishes and sauces, like this Garlic Scapes Vinaigrette Dressing. The garlic scapes add an unexpected crunch and bright, garlicky-oniony flavor to any salad.
Garlic scapes are a fantastic seasonal addition to stir-fries, salads, soups, sauces—really anything for which you’d normally use garlic.
For Garlic Scapes Vinaigrette Dressing, I thinly slice the scapes and mix them into a tangy red wine vinaigrette. This dressing is a simple matter of throwing all of the ingredients into a jar and shaking. Keep the dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week.
You’ll love this seasonal twist on salad dressing. It’s not just for salads! Garlic Scapes Vinaigrette Dressing would also be delicious on meat and fish—or as a dipping sauce for bread. Hurry to the farmers’ market and get your garlic scapes before they’re gone for the year!
- 3/4 cup good-quality extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp finely sliced garlic scapes
- 1/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)
- 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp fresh or dried herbs (use your favorite dried herb mix or finely chopped fresh herbs. Optional)
Add all ingredients to a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well. I recommend letting the dressing sit for at least a day to allow the flavors to meld. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can double up on your garlic scapes by adding thin slices to the salad. The difference between the raw and marinated scapes adds an entirely new depth of flavor. Enjoy!
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