This week’s summer market related post is about Green Garlic.
Yes, Green Garlic!
This is not something I have ever seen in a grocery store- but I’m sure it is sold somewhere…
At the farmer’s market this week – look for green garlic!
Ok, so what is this? It looks a bit like scallions or green onions. Actually it is 100% not that!
Green Garlic – is actually the garlic plant harvested early.
You can actually eat almost all of the plant. We cut the roots off and then chop the bottom white part up through the beginning of the green leaves and treat it almost like garlic or scallions. So, we’ll toss it in a stir-fry but we’ll also eat it raw on a salad. The green leafy parts can be used to add flavor to a stock or soup.
This week we’ve been eating our green garlic in a variety of dishes. I’ve had it in salad (lettuce, green garlic, cilantro & oil/vinegar) and also in burgers. When we make burgers we add minced garlic – so, instead of mincing garlic – I just chop up some green garlic & throw it into the burger mix!
The flavor of green garlic, for me, is a very light garlic-y taste. I find it to be very refreshing – vs a raw garlic taste which can be overpowering!
So, go ask your local farmer for some green garlic!