Roasted Broccoli, Garlic Scapes and Feta

Broccoli is in delicious supply and if you’ve still got some leftover garlic scapes and feta from last week, this recipe was a big hit at our house. Simple and delicious, it’s an easy side dish or a light dinner.

Ingredients
3 – 4 cups of broccoli, chopped as desired
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 to 1/2 cup chopped garlic scapes
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, more or less to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss chopped broccoli and garlic scapes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread on a cookie sheet and roast for about 10 minutes.

Pull out the cookie sheet, sprinkle with chopped feta, return to the oven for another 5 minutes or so, until the feta is melted and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

Garlic Scape Pesto

Another seasonal favorite are the beautiful garlic scapes that start coming in this time of year. Garlic scapes are the green shoots that grow off the tops of garlic and have a garlicy, chive like flavor. While you can chop them up and throw them on top of a salad, this simple garlic chive pesto is an excellent introduction to their beautiful taste.

Ingredients
1 cup chopped garlic scapes
1/3 cup EVOO
handful nuts of choice (cashews or pine nuts go well)
1/3 cup Parmesan
1 tsp salt
A couple tabelspoons of water, on hand

Directions
Combine all ingredients except water in food processor. Add water 1 tbsp at a time to desired consistency.