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Garlic Scapes with Fresh Peas & Israeli Couscous

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IMG_5159Garlic scapes come around once a year for a short period of time and I’ve generally only seen them at farmer’s markets. So when I do see them, I make sure to grab some.

The first time I bought garlic scapes, I used them raw in a pesto. It was delicious but incredibly strong. Very garlicky. So after that, I used them only cooked.IMG_5110When I was at the farmer’s market this past week, I not only found garlic scapes, I found fresh peas as well (also quick to come and go at the market). I decided to combine them with some whole wheat Israeli couscous and the result was fabulous.

IMG_5118Here’s the recipe. I guarantee you’ll love it.

Garlic Scapes with Fresh Peas & Israeli Couscous

½ cup whole wheat Israeli couscous
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
½ lb. garlic scapes, chopped
1 cup fresh peas
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Parmigiano-Reggiano

Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the Israeli couscous and a pinch of salt. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until couscous is tender but still firm.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the garlic scapes and sauté until they’re tender and start to brown.

IMG_5120Add the peas, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.IMG_5124When the couscous is done, drain and transfer it to a medium bowl. Combine it with the sautéed vegetables and mix well. Taste and add more salt, if desired. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano over the top. Serve hot.IMG_5161


Author: Miz Chef

I am an Agent of Food—a writer, cookbook author, and personal chef.

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