Grilled Garlic Scapes Recipes

This recipe for grilled garlic scapes gives the mild garlic flavor a layer of sweet smoky char and then intensifies it with a light sprinkle of sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

This is probably my favorite way to enjoy garlic scapes because grilling them is such a simple method that lets the natural flavor shine.

You can serve grilled garlic scapes as a side dish to any meal by piling the cunning grilled garlic scapes on a plate, dusting with sea salt, and freshly ground pepper.

Asparagus, carrots, and potatoes are some other seasonal grillable vegetables that go well with grilled garlic scapes.

  1. Heat the grill to a medium flame.
  2. Wash and dry the garlic scapes. Trim the ends and leave whole.
  3. Massage the scapes with oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss them on the grill and brown both sides. …
  5. Serve the garlic scapes hot off the grill with salt if desired.


Grilled Garlic Scapes 🔗

Don’t miss the tiny window of opportunity to enjoy fresh GRILLED GARLIC SCAPES!

Prep: 15min

Total: 15min


  • 2 pounds fresh garlic scapes, washed and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • juice from 1 lemon, seeds removed
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat barbecue to medium-high.
  2. Wash garlic scapes. Trim off the ends of the stems and the tips of the flower buds.
  3. Transfer prepared scapes into a bowl. Add olive oil, a pinch of salt and toss.
  4. Transfer scapes into a barbecue basket and place onto barbecue. Grill scapes turning occasionally until they wilt and char slightly.
  5. Carefully remove cooked scapes from barbecue transferring to a bowl. Squeeze on lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Toss and then serve immediately.


How do you cook garlic scapes?

Trim the ends and tips off of your garlic scapes. Warm the butter and a splash of olive oil over medium heat. Add your garlic scapes to the pan. When they are crisp tender, your garlic scapes are done. Transfer to a serving dish and squeeze over some fresh lemon.

How do you grill onion scapes?

In order to get some nice grill marks on the scapes without them turning to mush, you should really heat up the grill. Grill the garlic scapes for a minute or two on each side, and generously season with salt and pepper.

What can I do with all my garlic scapes?

The entire garlic scape, which can be used in pestos and other purees, is edible. However, the region from the bulb (where it protrudes out) to the skinny tip can be rather tough and stringy, so I discard that portion.

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