Grilled Garlic Scapes

Grilled Garlic Scapes

Simple Tasty Use for this Spring Treat
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 People
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1/4 lb garlic scapes
  • 1 tnsp olive oil extra virgin
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste


  • Rinse the garlic scapes under clean running water. Trim the brown ends, woody stalks, and dry tips. You can save the trimmings in the freezer for chicken stock.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat, about 425˚F. Make sure grates are clean.
  • Place the garlic scapes in a large bowl. Drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil and toss with your hands until the scapes are evenly coated with the oil.
  • Toss the prepared garlic scapes on the hot grate and grill until they are well charred. Flip and grill the opposite side
  • Remove the garlic scapes from the grill and pile on a plate, dust with sea salt and fresh ground pepper, and serve as a sidedish to any meal.


Garlic scapes are a spring treat.  They are only available for 2 or 3 weeks at the end of May and beginning of June in Grand Island, NE.  They pair well with any number of dishes including, meat, fish and even sandwiches like burgers.  They can be fun for the non-veggie lovers to eat because of their mild flavor and crisp texture. 


Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 142mgIron: 1mg
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About GI Acres CSA

GI Acres is located on the western edge of Grand Island, Nebraska. The garden takes up about half of an acre. We also have chickens, rabbits and bees

Our farm is not USDA Certified Organic and we do not anticipate applying for such status. We strive to produce healthy vegetables using natural methods of fertilizing, building soil, and controlling pests such as insects and weeds. Those healthy vegetables will begin in mid to late May with herbs, asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries. During the season you can expect a variety of greens, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn and potatoes along with tips about how to cook and preserve your weekly share. The season will conclude in late September or early October. We aim for a 20-week season.

We did not grow up on farms but we did grow up in families with large gardens, eating a variety of fresh produce and canning/freezing the excess. We have maintained the tradition of growing and preserving food for our family for the past 20+ years. GI Acres is our attempt to share that passion for good food with our community.