Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

While the red pepper adds colour, the beans & scapes are look alikes that fill this dish with taste surprises! Serve with sauteed or grilled poultry or meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Top& tail green beans.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add beans& blanch for 2 – 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  3. Drain& refresh with cold water until beans are cold.
  4. Trim garlic scapes& remove any seed pods.
  5. Cut into pieces about the same length as the beans.
  6. Blanch for 1 – 2 minutes; drain& refresh with cold water.
  7. Heat oil in skillet on medium heat; add scapes& saute for 2 minutes.
  8. Add beans& red peppers.
  9. Toss together, cover skillet& cook for 2 minutes longer or until scapes are crisp-tender.
  10. Uncover& season with salt, pepper& balsamic vinegar.


Most Helpful

I had saved this recipe when I got garlic scapes from my CSA box and finally got fresh beans. This turned out quite good. I did add spring onions and didn't have the red pepper. I am not a big fan of balsamaic vinegar, so I sprinkled it on and let it cook, uncovered a little while longer, and that turned out fine. Will save this for next year's garlic scapes.

WI Cheesehead July 25, 2008

Another great recipe Country Lady, I had never tried garlic scapes before, this is an easy and tasty side dish, DH loved this too, in fact he would not wait for me to take a picture before digging in, therefore the picture I have submitted is missing a portion! The balsamic vinegar is a really nice touch, if I couldn't find garlic scapes, I would make this recipe for green beans alone. Thanks for another great one!

Lois M July 10, 2005

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