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What to do with Leek Scapes

Updated: Jun 10, 2023

grilled leek scapes

If you have never tried leek scapes, you are really missing out! They are much larger than garlic scapes, and remain straight, versus the curly garlic scapes, but they are just as delicious, or maybe even more. Cooked, they have similar texture and consistency as asparagus, with just a mild oniony flavor. My favorite way to cook these is to simply grill them. Just put as many as you can squeeze into a flip grilling basket in a single file row, spray with your favorite oil--I prefer olive oil, and grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side. I like to squeeze some fresh lemon over them, and then sprinkle with coarse salt. They are addictive so enjoy!

We have plenty of both leek and garlic scapes right now, so get them while you can! This early summer treat is only available once a year. You can check out our garlic scape pesto recipe at: The pesto freezes well, so you can stash it away for a winter treat. Be sure to check out the rest of our fresh produce, meats, and fresh eggs at: We add more variety every day!

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