Sautee Of Garlic Scapes And Green Beans

The beans and the scapes look remarkably similar, making this dish full of taste surprises. Serve with any kind of sautéed or grilled poultry or meat


  • 8 oz (250 g) green beans
  • 6 oz (175 g) garlic scapes
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • ½ red pepper, finely diced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar


  • Top and tail green beans. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.  Add beans and blanch for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and refresh with cold water until cold.
  • Trim garlic scapes and remove any seed pods. Cut in two pieces approximately the same size as the beans. Blanch for 1 to 2 minutes, depending on thickness. Drain and refresh with cold water.
  • Heat oil in skillet on medium heat. Add scapes and sauté for 2 minutes. Add red pepper and green beans. Toss together, cover skillet and cook for 2 minutes longer or until scapes are crisp-tender.
  • Uncover and season with salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar.

Serves 6

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