Garlic Scape and Cherry Tomato Pasta

Garlic Scape and Cherry Tomato Pasta
Garlic Scape and Cherry Tomato Pasta
Roasting garlic scapes with tomatoes and red onion sweetens them and enriches their flavor; toss them with pasta, lemon juice, and arugula for a simple summer meal.Farideh Sadeghin

Roasting garlic scapes with tomatoes and red onion sweetens them and enriches their flavor; toss them with pasta, lemon juice, and arugula for a simple summer meal.

Garlic Scape and Cherry Tomato Pasta
Toss short-lived garlic scapes with tomatoes and red onion in a simple pasta to capture their springtime essence.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 lb. spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 10 garlic scapes
  • 1 pint multicolored cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain pasta and keep warm. Toss olive oil, garlic scapes, tomatoes, red onion, salt, and pepper and spread in an even layer on a baking sheet. Roast for 12–15 minutes, until tomatoes are just beginning to burst. Remove from oven and toss with spaghetti, arugula, and lemon zest and juice. Serve immediately.