Garlic Scape Garlic Bread

With an herb-y, garlicky flavor, Garlic Scape Garlic Bread is a delicious side for pasta, chili or soup. Super-easy and perfect for those CSA scapes!  With an herb-y, garlicky flavor, Garlic Scape Garlic Bread is a delicious side for pasta, chili or soup. Super-easy and perfect for those CSA scapes!  

After a long winter of eating locally—which meant lots of frozen food, I have been crazy excited to get CSA boxes and visit the local farmer’s market.  It’s felt almost like Christmas!  

With an herb-y, garlicky flavor, Garlic Scape Garlic Bread is a delicious side for pasta, chili or soup. Super-easy and perfect for those CSA scapes!

Mmmm

But there is one thing I’m still missing—and that’s garlic!  Last year’s few remaining cloves are shrunken and rough, and the new crop isn’t quite here yet (perhaps later in the week—so excited!), so last week I ad-libbed.  

And created a Garlic Scape Garlic Bread!  With an herb-y, garlicky flavor, Garlic Scape Garlic Bread is a delicious side for pasta, chili or soup. Super-easy and perfect for those CSA scapes!  

Now, if you aren’t familiar with garlic scapes, they are early shoots from the garlic plant that arrive weeks before garlic bulbs are ready.  Popular in CSA boxes, they have an herb-y, garlicky flavor and, I figured,… just might work for “garlic” bread.  

With an herb-y, garlicky flavor, Garlic Scape Garlic Bread is a delicious side for pasta, chili or soup. Super-easy and perfect for those CSA scapes!

Up close!

You see, this year everyone came home for a long 4th of July weekend!  It was a ton of fun, but also meant a lot of cooking.  Since I knew I’d want some free time myself, I pre-made a few dishes including a big pot of chili.  And Garlic Scape Garlic Bread would be spectacular as a chili side. 

With an herb-y, garlicky flavor, Garlic Scape Garlic Bread is a delicious side for pasta, chili or soup. Super-easy and perfect for those CSA scapes!

Easy to make!

The recipe is super easy. I just blended up the garlic scapes with olive oil, salt and some herbs, then spread the paste on bread for a treat that disappeared… fast!  If you prefer the flavor of butter, that would be great too–just melt it first.  (My youngest complained that I should have used butter, but it didn’t stop her from grabbing a new piece as fast as she got one down.)

I am now about two months from the end of my eating local year, but I love how it’s pushed me to do new things.  And Garlic Scape Garlic Bread is definitely a keeper!  

field with monarch butterfly

Everyone’s enjoying bountiful summer!

Garlic Scape Garlic Bread
Serves 10
With an herb-y, garlicky flavor, Garlic Scape Garlic Bread is a delicious side for pasta, chili or soup. Super-easy and perfect for those CSA scapes!  
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
203 calories
21 g
0 g
11 g
4 g
2 g
49 g
307 g
1 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
49g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203
Calories from Fat 102
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
18%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 307mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
2%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8 garlic scapes, roughly chopped (I used a scissors to cut in 1 inch pieces)
  2. 1/2 cup olive oil
  3. 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  4. 1 teaspoon oregano
  5. 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 loaf of French bread (18-20 inches)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Add ingredients other than bread to blender and blend until it forms a soft paste
  3. Slice bread into 1 inch slices on the diagonal, leaving the bottom edge intact. Spread each slice with a covering of herb paste. Turn loaf around, then spread the other side. (See note)
  4. Wrap loosely in aluminum foil and bake for about 10 minutes until starting to crisp.
  5. Remove from foil, break (or cut) into slices and serve
Notes
  1. For a prep time saver, you can cut the bread in half lengthwise and quickly spread each side of the cut with herb paste, then bake per instructions and slice when it comes out of the oven
  2. Serving size is 2 slices (though, okay, we ate double that).
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calories
203
fat
11g
protein
4g
carbs
21g
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With an herb-y, garlicky flavor, Garlic Scape Garlic Bread is a delicious side for pasta, chili or soup. Super-easy and perfect for those CSA scapes!  

8 thoughts on “Garlic Scape Garlic Bread

  1. Angela

    This looks so yummy! I did not know what a garlic scape was prior to your post. I have wanting to grow garlic – I have an extra pot about back, I think I’ll work on that tomorrow. <3
    I finally found a CSA that meets our needs and am so excited for October to come around so we can pick up our first box.

    1. Inger Post author

      You know I have never grown garlic myself either Angela–another project for the list! It always feels amazing to hear of southern CSAs (I’ve been tempted to enroll my daughter at Arizona State) being opposite our season. But I was sure happy when I could go to the Florida farmer’s market on our January visit!

    1. Inger Post author

      You know I just did it for the garlic flavor, Thao, but it really added a unique character that was delicious!

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