Recipe Types: Vitamix

Creamy Turnip Soup

This is a simple and very flexible recipe. Leeks can be easily subbed for garlic scapes, shallots, or onion. This soup has a buttery flavor that develops even more if reheated the next day. The stock is quite flexible as well (I made tonight’s batch with ham hock liquid). It’s creamy and sweet buttery qualities would lend themselves to all kinds of toppings, such as tender lobster or crab. Thyme also works as a garnish. Make it your own and enjoy!

Garlic Scape Pesto

A simple and delicious use for your garlic scapes! Mix your pesto in some greek yogurt or sour cream for a great dip, serve it over pasta, on a slice of crusty bread, in a grilled cheese sandwich, whatever tickles your fancy! Pine nuts are great in this, but so are sunflower seeds, almonds, pistachios, and walnuts! Or leave out the nuts entirely! As always, the ingredients are most flexible depending on what you have on-hand.

Crab Cakes

These chivey wonders went fast! You can use Old Bay Seasoning or whip up your own. Though these only take a few minutes to cook, allow some chilling time to firm up the cakes before frying.