Average Recipe
Prep Time
15 minutes
1 quart

Garlic scapes are available in the spring and early summer. They are the long, flowering stalks of the garlic bulb and are trimmed off to help the garlic grow larger. They have a potent garlicky flavor and can be used in stir-fries, pesto, soups, and stews. I like to ferment garlic scapes and then add them to a meal as a garnish. You can add other vegetables to the jar if desired. Try carrot sticks, radishes, turnips, or hot chili peppers! 

2 bunches garlic scapes
2 cups filtered water
1 tablespoons sea salt
small cabbage leaf

Optional additions

carrots cut lengthwise
radishes sliced
dried dried whole cayenne pepper
whole black peppercorns
chopped garlic