My family is a big fan of pasta, with it appearing regularly on our table, and I like to change things up every so often. My youngest loves spaghetti with “saucy meatballs”, my oldest loves buttered pasta with Parmesan and flaky sea salt, and my husband eats anything. I wanted to take advantage of this season’s produce coming up in my garden by featuring garlic scapes and chives.
I couldn’t resist using garlic scapes from my garden to make this delicious pasta. Garlic scapes are the stalk that comes up and curls over from the garlic growing underground. This is my first time growing garlic, and I was excited to make use of the whole plant.
I harvest about 10 scapes, then sliced off the bulb ends and thinly sliced the stalks to use in this pasta. I paired it with lemon, Parmesan, and chives, and the result was a light and refreshing pasta on a hot a day.
You can serve this pasta hot or cold. If serving cold, wait to add the Parmesan so it doesn’t melt and clump together.
Einkorn is an ancient form of wheat that has not been hybridized. It’s easier on the digestion and, while a person with celiac could not eat it, many people who are sensitive to regular wheat are able to eat Einkorn wheat.
I love to get Einkorn pasta from Thrive Market. Thrive has many healthier and organic pantry staples that are not always found in the average grocery store. Thrive Market is a membership-based online grocery store with discounted prices. The savings more than make up for the cost of the membership.
Right now Thrive is offering a a FREE gift, up to $24 value, when you purchase a Thrive Market membership! (1 year and 1 month memberships available). You can either order groceries a la carte, or, sign up for auto-ship for items that you’ll use again and again. In my auto-ship cart are things like extra virgin olive oil, Maldon sea salt, Einkorn pasta, coconut oil, spices, and bone broth protein powder. These get sent to me once a month, and I can edit or add items any time. It’s a great way to be sure I don’t run out of things I use all the time.
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Spring Pasta with Garlic Scapes and Chives
- 12 oz. einkorn pasta
- 1/2 tsp regular sea salt
- 3/4 cup sliced garlic scapes about 8-10 scapes; bulb end removed
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
- 1 lemon zested and juiced
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese finely shredded
- 1/2 tbsp Maldon sea salt or kosher sea salt
- small bunch chives including blossoms, if possible
- Boil a large pot of filtered water. Slice off bulb end from garlic scapes and thinly slice remaining stalks. Saute in 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 5 to 7 minutes.
- When water comes to a boil, add salt. Pour in Einkorn pasta and stir. Set timer for 10 minutes to check. It may take up to 12 minutes to cook. Stir a few times throughout cooking.
- Grate Parmesan cheese and slice chives. When pasta is finished cooking, reserve 1/3 cup of cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and return to pot. Add lemon zest and juice, additional 2 tablespoons olive oil, and chives. Add pasta water if necessary to loosen pasta.
- If serving hot, add Parmesan cheese now. If serving cold, let pasta cool and add cheese once cooled. Garnish with extra cheese and/or black pepper and chives.
This is the perfect dinner for the warm weather! The whole family loved it.
What a great learning experience. I did not know that you could use the top part of a garlic bulb. Thank you for a great pasta recipe!!
There just aren’t enough recipes using garlic scapes! This one was delish! We loved every bite of it and I loved how easy it was to make! Yum!
I needed a recipe to use garlic scrapes and this pasta dish was perfect!