Summer Scape Salsa

Summer_Scape_Salsa_8Things we love about summer: Sun, Patio Drinking, Drive-Ins, Patio Drinking and Garlic Scapes. Garlic, in general, is a fave, but scapes are a magical summer treat. They come from the green tops of garlic (think scallions to an onion) and have a great mild garlic flavor that goes delish in almost any dish.

Summer_Scape_Salsa_2This salsa gets a garlickly-tastic kick and a nice crunch along with the other fresh veggies for an even better texture. It’s almost like having roasted garlic without having to turn the stove on…which is a blessing in the summer heat!
Summer_Scape_Salsa_1Summer_Scape_Salsa_4 Summer_Scape_Salsa_5 Summer_Scape_Salsa_6If you’re looking for a fresh and unique dish for your outdoor summer soire’s this is the one. Hit up your local farmer’s market for this not-so-secret ingredient and be glad you did!

[Editor’s note: We realize if you’re pretty hip to the CSA scene, you already know about the wonders that spiral from scapes. However, hipsters, yes we’re talking to you, be kind. Scapes are cool – so don’t knock our post because we’re over 30, drunk, and still in love with scapes.]

Summer Scape Salsa
Summer Scape Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4

  • 1 pt cherry tomatoes
  • 4 scapes
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 onion
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
Chop scapes into small enough pieces to fit in your food processor. Add scapes, lime juice, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and 1/2 tbsp salt to processor and puree. Set to the side. Quarter cherry tomatoes, chop scallion and onion and add to a large bowl and mix well. Add the scape mixture, chop cilantro and add to bowl. Mix well. Add remaining EVOO, stir and taste. If salt and pepper are needed, add. Set in fridge for at least 15 minutes to marry flavors.



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