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Garlic Scape Compound Butter


Garlic Scape Compound Butter

highlight the freshness and seasonality of this unexpected garlic green!
Prep Time 10 minutes


  • sharp knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 medium sized bowl
  • 1 stirring spoon
  • plastic wrap


  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 2 garlic scapes
  • 1 large handful parsley*
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Wash the garlic and parsley, and dry with a clean towel.
  • Chop the scapes and parsley into very small pieces.
    chopped garlic scapes and parsley on white cutting board
  • Add the softened butter, chopped scapes, and parsley to the bowl
  • Stir well to combine
    compound butter in bowl
  • Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap, approximately 12" long
  • Spoon the butter mixture down the middle of the plastic wrap, making a "log"
    garlic scape compound butter, Garlic Scape Compound Butter
  • Using the plastic wrap, push the butter together. Roll the plastic wrap to cover the butter completely and tuck the ends under to secure.
    compound butter on plastic wrap, shaped
  • Refrigerate, to allow the butter to solidify.
  • Use liberally as vegetable seasoning, garlic bread flavoring, or main dish finishing!


*Experiment with other fresh herbs to customize this easy compound butter recipe!    For example, try rosemary + garlic scape compound butter as a finish for lamb chops.   Or sprinkle in some cajun seasoning to make a cajun compound butter that could be used to add a little kick to any dish.  

I used this compound butter to freshen up the last of my 2023 freezer corn

garden fresh corn with garlic scape and parsley compound butter

And on toasted hoagie rolls to add some extra flavor to a pork chop sandwich

hoagie roll for homemade garlic bread using garlic scape compound butter

And as a finishing sauce for my absolutely delicious (and 100% KY shaped) ribeye steak

steak with garlic scape compound butter

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