What the hell is a garlic scape you say?  It’s the top part of a garlic plant.  What we are used to seeing and eating, cloves tightly wrapped in a papery bulb, is actually the root of the plant.  There’s a whole freakin’ plant that grows out the top and makes a pretty flower and everything.  The “scape” is the early stage of the bud of the garlic flower and has a flavor all it’s own.  The usual go to for garlic scapes is to make a pesto out of them but since we were doing an all grilling theme for this dinner I just decided to throw them on the grill and see what happened.  They got eaten.  That’s what happened.

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I literally just threw them on the grill and then tossed them with olive oil and salt to taste.  That’s it.

Delightful Recipe


  • 1 bunch of garlic scapes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Toss garlic scapes in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Put on a hot grill and grill until tender, should be just a few minutes.
  • Toss in more olive oil and add salt and pepper as needed.

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