Garlic Scape Dressing

Garlic Scape Dressing on Salad
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
127 Calories
14g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 127
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 5mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Garlic scapes are the thin, green shoots that grow out of the garlic bulb and are in season for a short time, late spring to early summer. If you picked up some garlic scapes at your local farmer's market, this recipe is a delicious way to use them. Garlic scapes give this tasty dressing a light garlic flavor and beautiful green color. Use it on a basic green salad or a salad of avocado and Romaine, or over other fresh vegetables from the farm stand; the dressing is also wonderful drizzled over grilled fish or chicken or used as a dipping sauce for bread.


  • 2 garlic scapes (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 green onions (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (or similar brown mustard)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a blender, combine the garlic scapes, onions, honey, mustard, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.

  3. With the blender on low, slowly add the olive oil until well blended.

  4. Enjoy.

How to Store

The garlic scape dressing should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator; it will last up to one week. Make sure to shake the dressing well before using.

Recipe Variations

Creamy Garlic Scape Dressing: Add some plain yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream, or feta cheese.

Green Goddess Garlic Scape Dressing: Add 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, 1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste, and either 1 cup mayonnaise or 1/2 of ripe avocado.

Garlic Scape Dressing With Herbs: Add a handful of fresh herbs, such as parsley or tarragon.

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